Mass sit-in-demonstration by JAC
Agartala : By Our Correspondent
Hundreds of employees bannered by Joint Action Committee today staged a mass sit-in-demonstration here at Durga Bari Chowmuhani against the deprivation of Left Front government. The employees led by TGEF general secretary Samar Roy and former MP Ajoy Biswas assembled in front of Durga Bari and staged a squatting stir.
About 500 of JAC supporters took part in the agitation. Chanting slogans, they pressed for their 26 point charter of demands which include- Central pay scale, release of pending DA, fresh recruitment drive etc. Addressing the gathering, Roy alleged, “We are not getting pay and allowances like Central government employees. Our Dearness Allowance is pending”. The employee leader, in his address, threatened, “The movement would continue until the demands were conceded to by the government”. Biswas lambasted CPIM government for its anti-employee policy. Meantime, Police arrangements were made to avoid any untoward incident.