Telangana issue: Over two lakh govt employees boycott work

Thursday, February 17, 2011

HYDERABAD - Over two lakh government employees of Telangana region will boycott work from today as part of their non-cooperation movement launched to mount pressure on the State and Central governments to grant separate statehood.

Pro-Telangana parties have asked them not to cooperate with the rest of Andhra Pradesh from today.

“They would go to the office, sign in the register but they would not work. They would absolutely declare non-cooperation. They will not work for this government which is against the interest of the people of Telangana,” said Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) leader, KT Rama Rao.

According to sources, the TRS also plans to disrupt the Governor’s address on the opening day of the Budget Session in the Assembly.

Several protests and shutdowns had brought Andhra Pradesh to a near halt last year as pro-Telangana activists pressed their demand for the separate state.

A concerned central government appointed a judicial commission headed by former Supreme Court judge Justice Srikrishna in March last year to look into issue of the separate statehood after series of huge demonstrations and suicides.

The report, submitted to Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram in December last year has suggested at least six options including maintaining status quo in the state or bifurcating the state. (ANI)

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