In Bihar MLAs came out in Support of All India Strike

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CPIML MLAs participated in the protests at Patna in support of the countrywide trade union strike. They came out on the street after the conclusion of Assembly proceedings on 26 November. Earlier, the CPIML MLAs also protested in the Assembly and demanded the revoking of the anti-worker and anti-farmer laws in the Bihar Assembly.

Left MLAs protested vociferously in the Assembly portico in support of the countrywide strike against the Modi government’s anti-worker laws. Inside the Assembly Comrade Satyadev Ram read a forceful parallel address against the Governor’s falsehood-filled address. After the conclusion of proceedings, Comrades Virendra Gupta, Sudama Prasad, Rambali Yadav as well as other MLAs joined the AICCTU protest at Dak Bungalow Chowk.

CPIML MLAs said that this countrywide strike called by trade unions is historic and has received full support from the people. Unemployment and inflation have broken the back of the middle class as well as the working class. National assets are being sold off, diminishing employment opportunities. The government pays no heed to the demands of scheme workers including ASHAs, rasoiyas and Anganwadi workers. We demand once again that the government should scrap the 4 labor code laws, give equal pay for equal work, reinstate the 8-hour working day (as against 12 hours) and end Company Raj.

AIARLA General Secretary Dhirendra Jha said that MNREGA workers, rural and agrarian workers, construction workers, migrant workers and unorganized workers are also participating hugely in the countrywide strike. Job loss, denial of minimum wages, and Lockdown woes have shattered rural and migrant workers and their anger showed clearly during the Bihar Assembly elections, but the Delhi-Patna governments continued to betray them.

AIKM General Secretary and AIKSCC Bihar-Jharkhand in-charge Rajaram Singh said that farmers from across the country have reached Delhi despite cruel and repressive attempts to stop them. Dharnas were also held at Districts and Sub-divisions across Bihar. Our demand is that the Bihar government should guarantee crop purchase from farmers at MSP.

In the capital Delhi, workers came out in the streets on all major Industrial Areas including Narela, Wazirpur, Bawana etc. The work remained striken in all the industries. The leaders of all the left parties and trade union held a protest at Jantar Mantar on the day.

No.49
Vol.23