At a time when Telangana Rashtra Samithi president and chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and some of his cabinet colleagues have alleged that the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) employees had been agitating under the influence of opposition parties, a TRS MLA came up with a strange allegation, triggering a new controversy.
Jangaon MLA Muthireddy Yadagiri Reddy alleged that some TRS leaders were behind the RTC workers going on strike.
“I have strong evidences to prove that the RTC workers are being provoked by our own party leaders. They are instigating the employees to intensify the agitation to embarrass the chief minister,” he alleged.
Yadagiri Reddy, however, did not reveal the names of the TRS leaders who are behind the strike.
“I cannot tell their names, but I have got specific information that some TRS leaders in the power centre are fuelling the RTC strike. It should not have happened,” he said.
It naturally raised a lot of curiosity in the media. They are now trying to guess the names, who have been maintaining stoic silence over the RTC strike. Especially those who had close relations with the RTC employees in the past have remained silent now.
Finance minister T Harish Rao, former home minister Nayini Narasimha Reddy, health minister Etela Rajender and many others had been associated with the RTC unions in the past. It is not sure whether Yadagiri Reddy was making the statement keeping them in view.
He said he got to know names of some leaders who were responsible for intensifying of RTC strike and added that he would tell those names to the chief minister at an appropriate time.