Ferozepur August 9, 2018: On a call from Centre of India Trade Unions - CITU, Hundreds of farmers, farm labourers including women today staged the protest in front of the Deputy Commissioner’s office to register their protest for moderate, fractious and terrorism policies of Modi government against the minorities. Later, they gheraoed the DC Office and presented themselves for arrest.
Earlier, the protesters were addressed by Com Hansa Singh, District Secretary CPI(M) and State Secretary Border Area Vikas Sangharsh Committee and Com Kuldeep Singh Sr.Vice President, Bagga Singh, President, Kul Hind Khet Mazdoor Union and Navdeep Malhotra, CITU leader.
They said the Modi government had promised jobs to 8 crores and Capt Amarinder Singh too had announced a job in every house. They condemned the false promises in a strong-worded protest.
Before appearing for arrest by farmers, labourers, in Saragarhi Gurdwara ground. Hansa Singh, Secretary, CPI and State Secretary, Border Area Development Committee; A rally was held under the chairmanship of Kuldeep Singh, Senior Vice President Kisan Sabha, Bagga Singh President, All India Farm Labor Union and Navdeep Malhotra. While addressing the rally, Communist leaders condemned the promise of 8 crore jobs by the Modi government and the Captain Amarinder Singh government not fulfilling the promise of providing jobs to every house. Millions of posts are lying vacant in government institutions, but no appointments are being made.
Communist leaders demanded that the wages of the workers, the workers' wages be waived, and the recommendations of the Lord Ganesha Commission should be given to them and the purchase of all the products should be ensured.
The leaders also demanded the proper implementation of MGNREGA scheme by providing 250 days work with Rs.600 per day labour. They also demanded the minimum wage of Rs.1800 by terminating the contract and outsource system. All vacant posts in the government department should be filled with permanent employees. They also raised their voice for the minimum old-age pension of Rs.3,000 and plot to homeless with the minimum grant of Rs.3 lac.