The Joint Action Committee for United AP has resolved to continue and intensify its 34-day indefinite strike till month-end against the Congress Working Committee’s decision to divide the State.
The JAC, which held day-long consultations with about 150 employees organisations of all cadres and people’s organisations, at the APNGOs Home here on Monday released the action programme for the next 15 days, including laying siege to the Central Government offices, banks and blocking State highways.
Addressing the media JAC Chairman P. Ashok Babu said that after the success of Save AP meeting in Hyderabad, the employees’ mood was for continuing the strike till their demand to keep the State united was conceded. The lower cadre employees of RTC, municipal and revenue departments who were facing hardships without salaries were equally firm that they were ready for any sacrifice but the strike should go on, he said. The JAC would organise public meetings at Vijayawada on Sept.20, Indukur on Sept.23 and at Kurnool – Sept.29.
Mr. Ashok Babu said in the wake of reports on the Cabinet note on the Telangana process getting ready, they would go to Delhi to meet national political leaders and explain how bifurcation would put eight crore people in the State to great loss.
He said they would appeal to all the 175 MLAs of Seemandhra as also to Telangana MLAs in favour of united State to vote against the T-resolution in the Assembly.
Legal Correspondent adds: A Division Bench of the High Court comprising Chief Justice Kalyan Jyothi Sengupta and Justice KC Bhanu on Monday said it would like to peruse the law relating to power of the government to initiate action against the striking APNGOs and the role of courts.
The Bench was adjourning the case.