Employees of Electricity Supply Companies (ESCOMs) and other associations on Monday condemned the remarks of Srinivaspur Congress MLA Ramesh Kumar on BESCOM officials.
Staging protests outside the offices of Karnataka Power Transmission Corporation in all district headquarters, the employees alleged that the MLA had threatened them. The protesters said Kumar had asked people to ‘tie them to trees and starve them of food and water for three days’ following an altercation over illegal power connections used by water supply installations.
Even the Managing Director of BESCOM had criticised the language used by the MLA, they said.
The unions urged the MLA to apologise, if not the government should cancel his membership to the Legislative Assembly.
“We have also submitted memoranda to the Chief Minister and the Governor requesting them to take action,” said M Nagaraj, president of KPTCL Employees Union. He said there was no immediate reply from the Chief Minister and the Governor on their demands. “We have tried contacting the MLA as well but he was not available,” he said.