Hyderabad: Amidst increasingly strident calls to the employees to withdraw their threat of a general strike from August 17, TNGOs president Swamy Goud on Tuesday said that the employees would do so only if they get an time-bound assurance of the bifurcation of the state.
Mr Swamy Goud told media persons here that the employees would roll back their agitation for separate statehood if the elected representatives from Telangana announce a time frame for achieving the separate state.
He said, “The elected representatives have failed to give assurances to the employees on when can separate Telangana statehood be achieved.”
Mr Swamy Goud challenged the elected representatives to set a deadline for achieving the Telangana. The TNGOs chief further said that the elected representatives have never given concrete assurances to the employees that they would achieve statehood for Telangana.
“However, the employees have extended moral support to Telangana elected representatives, who are agitating for Telangana statehood,” he said.
Mr Swamy Goud added that there would be no need to launch the employees’ general strike from August 17, nor the need for invoking the Essential Services Maintenance Act if the Centre takes a decision on Telangana statehood.(INN)