IANS | Agartala, July 2 , 2018
The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) will hold a nationwide “Jail Bharo Andolan” on August 9 to protest against the “misgovernance” of the BJP-led Central government and to highlight the distress of the working class, a senior party leader said.
“The CITU will hold a nationwide ‘Jail Bharo Andolan’ on August 9 to protest against the misrule of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government at the Centre,” CITU national General Secretary Tapan Sen told the media here on Sunday night.
The CITU is a trade union body of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M).
Through this countrywide agitation, the CITU would highlight the sufferings and deprivations of the working class people, Sen said.
“Under the NDA government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the working class and the labourers are not only economically dejected but also deprived of their legitimate rights. A large number of workers were attacked in many parts of the country and the government did nothing for their protection and justice.
“The Prime Minister and his government made many promises to the people, especially the working class, but they did not fulfil those. The BJP governments at the Centre and in many states are also vigorously preventing the unity of workers and common people.”
Sen said similar to the Central government, the BJP-led government in Tripura was also running “an autocratic rule in the state”.
“Since the BJP government came to power in Tripura on March 9, it bulldozed 237 offices of the Left trade unions across the state. The BJP leaders and the leaders of BMS (Bharatiya Majdoor Sangh) are forcing the Left-leaning workers and vehicle owners to sell their vehicles and threatening CITU members not to run their vehicles on the streets,” he claimed.
Tripura CITU leaders held a meeting here on Sunday in the presence of Sen, a former Rajya Sabha member, and decided that their leaders would reach out to the working class and labourers to mobilise people against the BJP-led coalition government in the state.