Talks between Telangana employees and AP government fail

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Telangana Protest
Hyderabad, Oct 12: The talks between Andhra Pradesh government and striking government employees from Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) in Telangana region failed on Wednesday, Oct 12 when the employees put forward a charter of demands as a precondition for any further discussion.

The government employees participated in the talks with the cabinet sub-committee to put forward their demands in front of the government. The demands included the withdrawal of the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA), to stop government order on "no work no pay" rule and withdrawal of cases against striking employees.

The state finance minister and a member of the cabinet sub-committee, Anam Ramnarayan Reddy told the JAC that they would respond to the demands after conveying those demands to Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy.

The cabinet sub-committee urged the employees to call off the month long strike as the matter of separate state for Telangana was not in the hands of the state government.

Earlier, the Joint Action committee leaders had rejected the invitation for talks but later they had agreed to put forward their demands. Meanwhile, over 400,000 state employees in the region are on strike demanding a separate state for Telangana.

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