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CITU criticises Central, State governments on privatisation

THE MP State Committee of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) at its State-level meeting held today came down hard on both the Central and the State Government, mainly on privatisation and anti-labour policies.

india Updated: Feb 06, 2006 16:23 IST

THE MP State Committee of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) at its State-level meeting held today came down hard on both the Central and the State Government, mainly on privatisation and anti-labour policies. In case of the State Government the trade union also severely criticised its communal agenda.

In the meeting presided over by State president Pramod Pradhan, the State committee members severely condemned the attitude of the Central Government as regards privatisation of airports. They said that the last government fell to privatisation policy and if the Manmohan Government continues on this path it would meet the same fate.

It was also warned that if the Government continues to breach the agreements of the common minimum programme, the work force in the country would have no recourse but to conduct countrywide agitation.

As for the State Government, the committee members said that along with its communal agenda, the BJP Government is pursuing privatisation and liberalisation. After Roadways, the Government is trying to privatise the PWD and the electricity board and VRS scheme has been announced for the PHE Department. The Government is also taking several anti-labour steps by increasing the working hours and adopting oppressive attitude towards agitations.

Also the Government is shielding communal elements and incidents of violence against minorities, women, SCs and STs have increased drastically. The situation of basic amenities in State including electricity, water and roads has worsened. Corruption is high and law and order has deteriorated.

Saying that the State Government has failed to intervene on all these important issues, the CITU State committee today resolved to continue with its independent agitation and joint movements with other organisations. About 30 state committee members participated in the meeting and held discussions on the report by general secretary Badal Saroj.

First Published: Feb 06, 2006 16:23 IST