These linemen had come for the rally along with their families from across the state.“We have cleared the exam conducted by PSPCL in January 2011. As many as 5,000 linemen were to be recruited by the PSPCL. However, the appointment letters were issued to only 1,000,” said Primal Singh, president of the union.
The PRTC contractual employees' union also extended support to the linemen. There was tight security in the city in wake of the rally.