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Contractual workers in Jalandhar burn state government’s effigy

The members of Theka Mulazam action committee expressed a sense of distrust against the state government for not paying heed to the demand of contractual workers. They gathered outside the district administrative complex on Wednesday and raised slogans against the Punjab government while burning its effigy.

punjab Updated: Feb 24, 2017 15:49 IST
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Jalandhar, India February 23: Members of Punjab Government Theka Mulazam Action Committee protesting by burning effigy in Jalandhar, India on Thursday, February 23, 2017.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

The members of Theka Mulazam action committee expressed a sense of distrust against the state government for not paying heed to the demand of contractual workers. They gathered outside the district administrative complex on Wednesday and raised slogans against the Punjab government while burning its effigy.

A letter related to the demand of regularisation was sent to the chief secretary of Punjab. The protesting members said they will intensify the protest in coming days if nothing is done soon.

State president Ashish Julaha blamed the government by saying that it is doing all this purposely just to bother them.

“We have filed our demands many a times still these have not taken into notice,” the members said.

They further stated that the Punjab government doesn’t even have 10 minutes to discuss and sort out their problems.

Another member said that it is very shameful that nothing has been done yet. “Are they waiting for a mishap to happen?” he added.

The members said that if the government fails to consider their demands, they will organise a massive strike on February 28 under the guidance of 251 organisation leaders.

They also warned that they will start a continuous hunger strike and the chief secretary  of Punjab and government will be held responsible for that.