YSR Congress party president and leader of opposition YS Jaganmohan Reddy issued an ultimatum to state government to find a solution to the municipal sanitary workers strike in four days or else, he said, his party would give a call for a state-wide bandh.
Jagan, who was on Rythu Bharos Yatra in Anantapuram district, spoke to municipal workers who came down to Kambaduru where he was camping to present a memorandum seeking his support to their demands.
Municipal workers across the state have been on strike for two weeks demanding a hike in their wages.
Jagan took strong objection to the government’s apathy towards striking employees, contract, and outsourcing workers. Stating that the increase of wages for municipal workers would not put a burden more than Rs 200 crore to Rs 300 crore he said allowing the strike to continue would cost more to the society if the non-cleaning of streets triggered an outbreak of deceases. He asked Naidu to call the employees for talks and find a solution to the legitimate issues raised by them.