The Telangana Congress ministers, who had hitherto been putting up an aggressive posture on the Telangana statehood demand, have now mellowed down at a time when the movement is all set to reach its peak with the general strike.
Gradually one Telangana minister after the other is coming out against the indefinite strike called by the Telangana employees from August 17.
First it was textiles minister P Shankar Rao who strongly opposed the strike; now, it is the turn of BC Welfare Minister Baswaraj Saraiah. On Tuesday, he came down heavily on the TNGO leader V Swamy Goud for demanding the resignation of the ministers.
Who is Swamy Goud to ask for our resignations again? Let him mind his own business. We know what to do when. The employees should confine themselves to their duties, but they should not make political demands. It is not proper on their part to resort to indefinite strike causing inconvenience to the people, Saraiah said.
If the Telangana Congress leaders back out, it would be a big setback for the Telangana agitators. But the employees are hell-bent on going ahead with their strike for the sake of separate state.