Mid-day meal cooks accuse deputy CM

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Oct 26, 2014 21:02 IST

Members of the Democratic Mid-day Meal Cook Front on Sunday accused the Punjab government of betrayal.Led by the association's district president Harjinder Kaur, the members held a protest here and alleged that deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal failed to fulfill his promises of increasing their wages, which he made during the Lok Sabha elections.

Demanding that the government should increase monthly salary of cooks from rs 1,200 to rs 2,400 as Haryana Government was already paying rs 2,500 since January this year. Members held that Punjab was not taking the demands seriously despite repeated protests.

She, however, clarified that the cooks will not support the mid-day meal managers' protest in Ropar on November 2. But,the government should accept our demands for salary hike, she added.

“There are special masks available in the market.People suffering from such problems should use it,” he said.

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