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Now,Telangana forces investors’ meet out of Andhra

In view of growing agitation,Global Investors meet is shifted from Hyderabad to Chennai.

The Global Investors Meet,proposed to be held by the Andhra Pradesh government on September 19 and 20,was on Thursday shifted from Hyderabad to Chennai in view of the Telangana agitation.

Taking a cue from Gujarat,which holds such meetings every year,the state government had decided to invite investors for a meet that was scheduled to be held at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre. However,in view of the agitation,the government decided to hold it at Chennai. The meet has already been postponed twice.

The government is getting the jitters with the proposed strike of Telangana state government employees association from August 1. Besides the Telangana Non-Gazetted Officers’ Association (TNGOA),85 other unions have decided to go on strike. The government has threatened to invoke the Essential Services Maintenance Act and implement the “no-work-no-pay” rule. Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has directed all departments to hire retired people to counter the strike.

TNGOA chief Swami Goud said,“We are willing to make any sacrifice.”