Ex-labour minister: Shramev Jayate pro-industrialist

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2014 21:02 IST

Criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Shramev Jayate programme, former state labour minister Krishan Murti Hooda has said it was a move to appease industrialists at the cost of poor and hapless labourers.

Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Hooda said the new reform has not even gone down well with the Bharatiya Janata Party's labour wing - Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh and they have registered their opposition to it.

Hooda said he is also against the inspector raj in industries but abolition of the system would result in giving industrialists a free hand.

The former labour minister said before taking any decision, the Prime Minister need to look from the perspective of the labour class, which account for nearly 10 crore population. He said abolition of the inspector raj, which assists labourers in fighting back if injustice is meted out to them, may harm their rights.

Hooda said he along with his supporters would take part in the call given by all-India labour unions for December 5 and would fight tooth and nail to get the decision repealed.

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