RTC employees will not hesitate to go on a strike once again, if Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy failed to keep his promise of keeping the State united, said the speakers at a meeting organised by the National Mazdoor Union (NMU) of APSRTC on Wednesday.

NMU State joint secretary Y. Srinivasa Rao, who participated as chief guest, said that employees owing allegiance to NMU would launch relay hunger strike from Thursday. He called upon the employees to be prepared for another strike, if the attitude of the government on Samaikyandhra does not change. Stating that the corporation had lost heavily due to the 60-day agitation, he called upon the people of Seemandhra to patronise the corporation once again. He also appealed to the employees to work hard to regain the patronage of the passengers.

NMU Vizianagaram Zone secretary P.V.V. Mohan commended the employees for continuing the Samaikyandhra agitation for 60 days. He said that the strike was called off temporarily on the assurance of the Chief Minister that he was committed to keeping the State united.

The strike would be resumed once again, if the government went ahead with the formation of Telangana. He called upon the government to honour its commitment of merging the corporation with the government. NMU State secretary K. Nandagopal, district president V. Appa Rao, working president Ch. Venkateswara Rao, divisional secretary A.K. Sivaji and rural unit president and secretary M.V.R. Murthy and P.N. Rao were among those who attended.

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