Secretariat Seemandhra employees who went on indefinite strike from September 3 will intensify their agitation by persuading every member of their forum to join the movement.
Of 1,400 Seemandhra employees in the Secretariat, about 10 to 15 per cent are attending duties. They will be requested to join the indefinite strike to make it 100 per cent success, said Forum chairman U.Muralikrishna.
On the other hand, TJAC co-chairman Srinivas Goud alleged on Tuesday that some IAS officers were harassing Telangana employees and resorting to illegal transfers and promotions in violation of GO 610. Some instances were taken to the notice of Chief Secretary, he said. Some Seemandhra IAS officers had made illegal land allotments in housing, irrigation and APIIC, he alleged and said they would have to face the consequences.
Mr. Sravankumar Reddy of Secretariat Telangana Employees’ Association said that the APNGOs did not spell out in their ‘Save AP” meeting how it would benefit Telangana people if the State was not divided. The employees’ leaders only spoke about the concerns of Seemandhra people. “ Such an approach would not justify why we should stay with them,” he said.
The Secretariat Seemandhra Employees Forum held a meeting with its members here today to review their 42-day agitation and the week-long indefinite strike and decided to bring in ‘Kalarupas’ and ‘street plays’ etc., to break the monotony of sloganeering and infuse creativity into their agitation, he said.
Another proposal under consideration was to stage a dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi in the next one week or 10 days against the decision to divide the State without taking all stakeholders in every region into confidence. At least 500 employees, particularly women were keen on making their voice heard in New Delhi, he said. Forum secretary K.V.Krishnaiah said that the September 7 meeting sent a strong message to the Congress, BJP and other parties that a decision on State division could not be taken without taking the views of the majority stakeholders.