MLAs regret that none on the board of directors of power utilities hails from Telangana
HYDERABAD: Seven MLAs of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) and a few hundred party supporters staged an hour-long dharna in front the AP Transco/Genco office here on Tuesday demanding filling of posts in the utility serving the region only by locals.
Disrupting traffic on the busy Khairatabad-Punjagutta road, legislators -- N. Narasimha Reddy, Padma Devender Reddy, T. Padma Rao, T. Harish Rao, S. Ramalinga Reddy, C. Lakshma Reddy and K. Nagesh -- shouted slogans before they were allowed inside Vidyuth Soudha where the two offices are located.
As APTransco CMD Rachel Chatterjee was away, the MLAs met Joint Managing Directors -- Harish Kumar (commercial) and M. Malakondaiah (vigilance). They handed over a memorandum listing the demands.
Mr. Narasimha Reddy and Mr. Harish Rao said Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy had earlier conceded their demand and assured them in the Assembly that the 100 posts of sub-engineers each in the Central and Northern discoms would be filled with Telangana candidates. They regretted that not a single member on the board of directors of the power utilities hailed from Telangana.