Telangana Chief minister K Chandrasekhar Ro raised ‘Andhra’ bogey again.
This time round, it was municipal workers’ strike that became the arena of sentiments politics. KCR pulls out the ‘Andhra’ specter whenever there is trouble and thinks T- sentiment is the best tool to hit upon his enemies in the region.
On the day, when GHMC employees called off their strike following the announcement of hike of salaries, on Friday, KCR in his inimical style blamed ‘Andhrollu” for the 12-day long strike of municipal workers across the Telangana. The municipal sanitary workers have been on strike in both Telangana and Andhra for about 2 weeks demanding pay hike. In stead of raising wages of employees across the state, KCR announced a 47 per cent hike only to GHMC employees. The employees in districts are left out. They are continuing their strike.
Talking on the occasion of GHMC bodies calling off their strike, he said some useless unions were misleading the employees and were responsible for the strike. ” Employees have been misled” he said to the employees who came to him to thank for giving a hike in their salaries.
“There are some Andhra leaders behind the workers’ strike.,” the CM declared asking them not fall prey to such designs. He assured them that the government would construct 1000 GHMC 2BHK houses for the employees every year and would be allotted on priority basis.