Hyderabad: The Telangana Joint Action Committee leaders on Thursday were sceptical about any fruitful outcome of their parleys scheduled for Friday with the government.
The TJAC leaders’ scepticism was understandable, going by past experience they had.
As matter of fact, the TJAC leaders’ strike threat and notice to the government induced the N Kiran Kumar Reddy government to invite them for talks.
From various sections, apprehensions have been expressed in the light of ‘hoodwinking’ attitude of the rulers that the talks may go on as stipulated but would evoke no fruitful results.
While the government side has already expressed its inability to speak anything about Telangana stating that it was not falling under its purview, the TJAC leaders are firm on their demand for a separate state of Telangana as that would resolve all their issues.
TJAC leader Srinivas Goud said on Thursday that their demands include implementation of GO 610, deletion of Clause 14 F, repatriation of employees, 42 per cent of Telangana staff in Secretariat plus 10 other points.
Mr Srinivas Goud made it clear that the GOs were issued periodically only as an eye wash and without an intention to find solution to their problems.
The leaders are doubtful because on one hand they have been invited for talks and on the other hand, various government departments’ heads were asked to invoke ‘ESMA’ to contain any resistance from the staff to ensure essential commodities were within the reach of commoner.
The latest coming under ESMA was Finance Department.
If this is the way of functioning of the rulers “How can we expect results,” they said.
This way the N Kiran Kumar Reddy government was only trying to buy time and then water down their agitation like how in February/March the 22-day non-cooperation stir was allowed to dilute by itself. It reached a climax and touched on the national scene. That was the effect it produced.
Representing the state, Finance Minister Anam Ramnarayana Reddy said point blank that Telangana was not under the state government’s control and so there is little that state could do about it but to appease or resolve the TJAC employees’ leaders’ other demands was their concern.
In any case it is unlikely that the TJAC leaders would come round to reason anything short of their main demands.(INN)