HYDERABAD: With the agitating GHMC sanitation workers showing no signs of calling off their stir, BJP State president G Kishan Reddy on Sunday accused Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who also holds the Municipal Administration portfolio, of making no efforts to reach out to the employees.
Speaking to reporters here, Kishan Reddy sought to know from the government what was preventing it from hearing the grievances of the workers when it was concerned about turning Hyderabad into Swachh Hyderabad. “The Chief Minister has time to attend inauguration of private industries, but he has no time to hold discussions with striking workers. He is indifferent to public health. He is responsible for the garbage piling up on Hyderabad streets,” Reddy alleged.
He sought to know what was preventing the State government from considering a wage hike, demanded by the employees, when it was spending Rs 200 crore on Swachh Hyderabad. He said the party had formed a committee with Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya as chairman and MLA K Laxman as convenor to chalk out strategies for the upcoming GHMC polls.
‘Discrimination against Hindus’
Kishan Reddy found fault with the State government’s decision to hike bus fares by 50 per cent on Pushkaralu routes. “This is blatant discrimination against Hindu devotees. The government will face flak if it goes ahead with it,” he warned and added that BJP workers would protest the decision at all major bus stops in the State on Monday. Kishan Reddy also said efforts were being made to persuade BJP national president Amit Shah to participate in the Godavari Pushkaralu on July 24 at Kandukurthi in Nizamabad district.