The TSRTC employees who were overjoyed with the decision of CM KCR to merge the corporation into the government sector were shocked at Governor Tamilisai’s attitude blocking it. With least regard to the constitutional processes and utter disregard for the decisions of the Assembly and democratically elected government, Governor is acting at the behest of BJP bosses.
The RTC employees have decided to lay seize to the Raj Bhavan. They decided to organise protest meetings at all the bus depots in the state. They have also decided to stop plying buses for two hours from 6 to 8 am to register their dissent. The BJP misusing the office of the Governor has been irking the State government by blocking its bills by not clearing as required by the Constitution.
It may be noted that the Governor has refused to clear four bills approved by the State Assembly in the past. The state government passed those four bills and sent them to Governor once again. The State government sent the bill merging the RTC into the government sector on August 2 but the Governor was away. Reacting to the outcry from the employees and the state government’s protest, the Raj Bhavan released a note stating that the bill need to be sent for legal opinion.
The state of affairs and the Governor’s attitude is resulting in widespread condemnation and anguish from both the BRS leaders and RTC employees. BRS MP Maloth Kavitha resenting the Governor’s action accused her of acting like a BJP worker rather than the head of a constitutional office
By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao