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CITU meet concludes with rally

CENTRE OF Indian Trade Unions (CITU) workers took out a rally on the concluding day of the three-day Central Working Committee meet of the organisation on Friday.

india Updated: Dec 31, 2005 12:39 IST

CENTRE OF Indian Trade Unions (CITU) workers took out a rally on the concluding day of the three-day Central Working Committee meet of the organisation on Friday.

The rally later converted into a public meeting at Budhwara square where trade union leaders severely criticised policies of both the Central and the State Governments.

Addressing the gathering, national CITU president Dr M K Pandhey said that there is no democracy in the BJP, which is afraid of its own MLAs as was evident in MP. Therefore, democratic rights of the common people are hardly safe under the BJP rule in the State, he added.

He mentioned that during the BJP rule, excesses on labourers, tribal, dalits and women have increased and the government is busy serving the capitalist forces.

Dr Pandhey also severely condemned the anti-people policies of the Central Government and said that it would have to face agitation more severe than that of September 29 if it does not mend its ways. He called upon the working class people to unite for this purpose.

The CITU national president also announced that large-scale protests would be held during the proposed visit of US President George Bush to India in February. He said that the country needs an independent foreign policy and not policies that are in interest of countries like America.

First Published: Dec 31, 2005 12:39 IST