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Workers celebrate May Day

MAY DAY in the State capital was celebrated today with usual enthusiasm by various trade unions and workers. The City witnessed rallies and public meetings celebrating the 120th May Day amidst the slogans of ?Inquilab Zindabad? slogans. There were red flags and banners everywhere.

india Updated: May 02, 2006 22:02 IST

MAY DAY in the State capital was celebrated today with usual enthusiasm by various trade unions and workers. The City witnessed rallies and public meetings celebrating the 120th May Day amidst the slogans of ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ slogans. There were red flags and banners everywhere.

A large number of trade unions from banks, insurance, postal, telecom, PSUs, railways, BHEL, central and State governments under the banner of May Divas Samaroh Samiti took out a large rally from New Market and organised a public meeting at Roshanpura Chowraha.

The speakers on the occasion raised slogans against globalisation and liberalisation policies. They described it as be an ‘imperialistic’ move of the government. Strongly criticising the State Government, its employees’ unions alleged that the BJP-led government had been dividing the workforce on communal basis.

The left-parties took out a huge rally in the City comprising party workers and a large number of labourers. The CPI (M) State secretary Bahadur Singh Dhakad alleged that the BJP’s rule in the State had led to increasing anarchy, corruption and communalism in MP.

“Uma Bharti, by forming a new party outside the BJP, has proved her political bankruptcy,” he remarked. Giving a clarion call to the working class, the CPI urged to join hands to fight class struggle. The CPI took out a rally of transport labourers and others from Itwara.

A children’s theatre group – ‘Plus Minus group’ staged a street play on the occasion, which was an added attraction of the day. Staging a huge demonstration, MP Karmachari Manch handed over a six-point demand memorandum to the labour minister, which also included the issue of daily wagers of the State.

Taking out a rally, the Gas Peedit Nirashrit Pension Bhogi Sangharsh Morcha demanded their right to employment and pension. Keeping a silence for two minutes as token of tribute to the deceased of the Bhopal gas tragedy, the Morcha demanded the State Government to solve their issues related pension of the victims of the world’s worst industrial tragedy.

In an official release, Commerce & Industry Minister Babulal Gaur said it was the contribution of labourers, workers and farmers that made a nation great. Addressing a meeting of the Bajrang Hammal Shramik Sangh and Bharatiya Railway Maal Godam Shramik Sangh, Gaur said that the workers should do their job honestly and ask for legitimate demands.