Decision to give full support to nationwide trade union strike on Nov 26
Important meeting of Communist Party of India Haibowal Branch Ludhiana
Ludhiana: A meeting of the Haibowal branch of the Communist Party of India, District Ludhiana was held on November 17 recently under the chairmanship of Comrade Gurnam Singh Sidhu. The branch unanimously decided that all the comrades would fully support the nationwide strike on November 26 and would extend their full support to make the rally a success in Ludhiana on that day.
Addressing the meeting, Dr. Arun Mitra, Member, National Council of the party said that this government has been taking anti-labour and anti-farmer decisions since it came to power at the Center, which has caused a lot of outrage among the people across the country. The rights gained by the workers after a long struggle have been completely abolished without any debate by bringing a bill in Parliament recently. In protest, central trade unions across the country have decided to go on strike on November 26. Farmers in Punjab have been on the path of struggle for a long time but the government is not willing to negotiate with them on their demands. This government is purely pro-corporate and all concessions are being given to them while the rights of the common man are being completely snatched. Due to the new education policy, the children of low-income families will be completely deprived of higher education. All the constitutional institutions are being hung up. Democracy is being destroyed. The Modi-led BJP government at the Center is mouth piece of the RSS who is conspiring to divide the people along communal lines, in a very conspiratorial manner to cover up its failures. Answering all these questions has become a big responsibility of the workers today.
The meeting was also addressed by Comrade Naval Chibbar Advocate also. Comrade M S Bhatia assured in the meeting that the entire branch would do its utmost to make the November 26 strike a success. Apart from these, participants in the debate included Comrade Sushil Agarwal, Comrade Kulwant Singh, Comrade Avtar Chibbar, Comrade Ram Lakhawan, Comrade Ramu, Comrade Suresh, Comrade Arjun, Comrade Kulwant Kaur, Comrade Khushi Ram and Comrade Vicky.