Himachal Pradesh unit of BMS has kicked off an agitation against the anti-workers policies of the state government. Addressing a gathering of workers who assembled at a Mahapanchayat on Vishwakarma Jayanti Day (September 17) in Shimla, BMS general secretary Shri Udairao Patwardhan said the anti-labour government has no right to stay in power. He said both the central and state governments have disappointed the labourers. Just after coming to power, the Himachal Pradesh Congress government suspended the Sangh-associated workers so that nobody could oppose their anti-people policies. Not only this many workers were transferred to remote areas, though the BMS workers used it as an opportunity to strengthen the BMS work in those areas.
He said the state government is harassing workers with the help of state police. ?Corruption is at its peak in the state. The whole regime appears to be corrupt. The government, which claims to be the friend of women, has not paid the salary of Anganwari workers for the last 18 months. It is a sin and a punishable offence,? he said. He further said the sate government has not done justice with any section of the society and it has no right to stay in power. He predicted that this government would not be able to present the next budget. He demanded immediate reinstatement of the BMS workers who have been suspended with wrong intention. He advised Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh to take sannyas from politics for at least six years.
Earlier, Shri Omprakash Aggi, national organising secretary of BMS, said it is the responsibility of the state government to provide work to every person and if it could not do that it should provide unemployment allowance. State BMS president Shri Surendra Thakur also addressed the workers. The workers resolved to fight against injustice being done by the state government with the workers. Thousands of workers from 12 districts of the state participated in the meeting. (FOC)