BJP president of Telangana K Laxman on Saturday met BJP working president JP Nadda in Delhi and submitted a report over the ongoing strike of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees. Laxman took to Twitter to share the update and wrote, "Submitted a brief report to BJP National Working President JP Nadda, on the ongoing TSRTC Strike and updated about the current political situation in Telangana."
While speaking to news agency ANI, Laxman recalled the incidents of police "manhandling" the BJP leaders. He said that BJP MP from Karimnagar, Bandi Sanjay was manhandled by police during a march held to observe the mourning of the death of a TSRTC employee. Laxman said that he will bring all the matters to the notice of BJP president Amit Shah and Nadda. Sanjay will also move a privilege motion in the upcoming session of Parliament.
The Telangana unit of BJP had criticised the K Chandrashekar Rao-led state government on Saturday over its decisions taken regarding the strike of TSRTC employees. BJP has said the decisions by the KCR government has been done with "highly suspicious" intentions. "BJP feels Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao's statements amount to threatening the TSRTC employees who are on a legal strike. Bare minimum KCR could have done is to invite the union leaders for direct talks with him to resolve this month-long stand-off, instead, he openly threatened hapless employees," K Krishna Saagar Rao, chief spokesperson, Telangana BJP said in a statement.
Earlier on Saturday, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao set November 5 deadline for protesting TSRTC employees to join back and said that there will be no merger of the transport corporation with the state government "on any condition". Chandrashekar Rao told media, "On any condition, there is no merger of RTC with government, this is decided by the state cabinet. 5100 private buses permission is granted in the state. This strike is declared illegal by labour commissioner. If any strike (is) declared illegal then employees and department relation do not exist. This agitation has started especially during the students' exams and festive season."