Hyderabad, Feb 14 (PTI) TRS president K Chandrasekhar Raotoday demanded that the Andhra Pradesh government pass aresolution in the assembly for formation of separate Telanganaand get it accepted by the Centre.
"I demand that the Chief Minister talk to the UPAgovernment that promised Telangana, and the Prime Minister.
Pass a resolution in the assembly and get it accepted by theCentre," he said addressing a protest of the Telangana workersof Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC).
Noting that the separate statehood agitation has enteredthe final stage with the "non-cooperation movement" beginningfrom February 17, Rao warned that entire Hyderabad would stinkthe if the GHMC sanitary workers stopped their work.
He, however, said sanitary workers would be involved inthe non-cooperation stir at a later stage.
Among others, even the GHMC workers would get involved ifthe state government imposed Essential Services MaintenanceAct (ESMA) on government employees, who announced theirdecision to start the non-cooperation agitation.
Alleging that GHMC is another example to show howinjustice is done to Telangana in recruitment of personnel, heclaimed that people from non-Telangana occupied importantpositions and also large chunk of low-level jobs.
"GHMC is a local body and locals should get thepreference. But we (Telangana people) are confined to cleaningand sweeping, whereas non-Telangana peope are in officers''posts. That is why we demand separate Telangana," the TRSpresident said. (More) PTI SJR VKV