Why TRS MLAs Want RTC Strike To End Quickly?

Sat Oct 26 2019 14:42:53 GMT+0530 (IST)

The ruling TRS may have won a landslide in Huzurabad with over 40000 majority. The RTC strike, that has left the surface transport in the state crippled, may also did not have any effect on the elections. But, what about the elections to the municipal bodies which are due next month? There are at least 97 RTC depots in the urban areas and each of these depots have at least 500 employees. The employees and their family members put together would be around 1200 people. This is a significant chunk at the ward or the division level. These votes could go against the ruling TRS in the keenly contested urban civic body elections. Many TRS MLAs feel that though the RTC strike may not have had any impact on Huzurabad bypoll, it could very  well play spoilsport in the urban body elections.

The TRS MLAs also feel that the urban populations, who mainly depend on theRTC buses for their daily commute, are suffering a lot due to the strike, which is already 20 days old. With both the Government as well as the employees unions adopting a tough stance, the ordinary people are put to great difficulties. Hence, they feel that the State Government should somehow end the impasse and ensure that the buses are back on roads. "Any further delay in ending the strike could actually jeopardise the winning chances of the TRS.

They feel that the strike may have impact on Warangal,Ramagundam, Karimnagar and other places. Since the number of votes in the wards and divisions is less than one lakh votes and any difference of one to five thousands can influence the outcome of the elections.