"KCR should learn from Jagan" has become a famous slogan in Telangana among government employees, especially RTC employees.
The TSRTC employees are demanding Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao to follow in the footsteps of Jagan in merging APSRTC with the state government and treating RTC employees on par with the state government employees.
TSRTC employees are raising slogans in support of Jagan in front of Bus Bhavan in Hyderabad, the headquarters of TSRTC.
TSRTC employees say though Jagan is new to administration and just 100-days old as CM of AP, he did APSRTC merger with state government, which no CM in Undivided AP could do it in the past four decades.
The demand for merger of RTC with state government was there since NT Rama Rao was CM in 1980s.
Neither NTR, nor Chenna Reddy, Nedurumalli Janardhan Reddy, Kotla Vijayabhaskar Reddy, N Chandrababu Naidu, YS Rajasekhar Reddy, K Rosaiah and N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who worked as CMs of Undivided AP could fulfill this demand.
Even after bifurcation of AP, neither AP CM Chandrababu Naidu nor Telangana CM KCR could do this merger in the past five years.
But Jagan did it within 100-days of becoming the CM.
Jagan's daring and dashing step has prompted TSRTC employees to go on strike from September 18 demanding TSRTC merger with state government.
Even the Telangana Mazdoor Union, affiliated to ruling TRS, has served strike notice demanding merger.
The leaders of various TSRTC unions are raising slogans praising Jagan for doing merger and criticising KCR for sitting on their demand for five years.