Will write to Tata group, former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav assures TCS stafflucknow Updated: Jul 27, 2017 21:13 IST
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav promised TCS employees that he would write a letter to the Tata group requesting them to reconsider their decision of shifting TCS from Lucknow.(PTI File Photo)
Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday promised to write a letter to the Tata group requesting them to reconsider their decision of shifting TCS from Lucknow. A delegation of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) employees met the former chief minister at his residence.
As chief minister, Akhilesh shared a good rapport with Tata group patriarch Ratan Tata. The business magnate, who had visited Lucknow back then, had described him as a “progressive chief minister.”
Earlier, the former chief minister welcomed the techies and listened to their problems with attention.
He said he will work with the state government to keep TCS in Lucknow. Akhilesh said he will support the government in a positive way as it is the question of around 2,000 jobs in the state capital.
He said his party will support the government in every step which it takes in saving Lucknow’s TCS.
Akhilesh also assured that he will work with chief minister Yogi Adityanath to resolve the issue as only the state government has adequate power to counter any decision which is not healthy for development of state and youth employment.
Akhilesh said he will raise the matter in Vidhan Sabha. He also spoke to chief secretary Rajive Kumar over the issue.
“The employees have been running from pillar to post to save TCS in Lucknow but state government has not been very concerned about them and there have been no positive statements from them,” he said.
However, the Samajwadi party has decided to take up the matter in an aggressive way inside the house. “We will ask the government to issue statement on government initiatives towards stopping TCS from leaving Lucknow,” said senior Samajwadi party leader Rajendra Chaudhary.
“People have right to know what BJP government have done so far for the TCS employees,” he said.