Amendment in labour laws to exploit workers: Rahul Gandhi  

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has strongly opposed labour laws amendments and demanded PM to immediately stop the BJP state governments from doing so


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Congress has strongly reacted to the amendments in the labour laws by BJP led states during the COVID-19 crisis

1.Congress opposes amendments in labour laws

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said many states are amending labour laws, but the fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic cannot be an excuse to exploit workers, suppress their voice and crush their human rights.

2.Amendments will exploit the workers: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said there cannot be any compromise on the basic principles by allowing unsafe workplaces.The government is increasing the trouble for labourers,  said Rahul

3.Basic labour principles cannot be compromised: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh also said it would be dangerous and disastrous to loosen labour, land and environment laws in the name of economic revival and stimulus.

4.It is dangerous to loosen the labour laws: Jairam Ramesh

The first steps have already been taken. This is a quack remedy like demonetisation," Jairam Ramesh tweeted.

5.Amending the labour laws is a quack remedy: Jairam Ramesh

Congress called it shameful that BJP-ruled states are amending labour laws to lure foreign investors

6. Amendment of labour laws to lure foreign investors is shameful: Congress

The Congress has not only urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to not allow this but strongly criticised the move

7. Congress demands PM not to allow the amendment

Congress spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil appealed to the Central government to deny permission to states amending labour laws "to strip workers of their basic rights".

8. Labour law amendments will take away basic rights of labourers

He said labour laws have been suspended by the BJP governments of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat.

9. UP, MP and Gujarat have amended the labour laws

"This is yet another shocking but unsurprising blow to workers and labourers by BJP governments.

10. Changes in labour laws is shocking blow to workers

"If the prime minister has little concern for workers and labourers, then he should himself tell these states to not go ahead with amending labour laws and not allow them in doing so.

11. PM should show concern for the labourers in the time of crisis

We would expect the prime minister to intervene today itself," he told reporters through video at a press conference.

12. PM should intervene and stop states to make changes

He said it was "shocking and heart-breaking" that at a time when the entire nation is dealing with an unprecedented pandemic,

13.Pandemic has already devastated the workers across the country

which has disproportionately ravaged and devastated the lives of the poor, the Modi government has taken this as an opportunity to deprive them of their rights.

14. Now Modi government intends to deprive the labourers of their rights

"This is shameful and once again highlights the true nature and priorities of this ''Suit-Boot ki Sarkar''," he said.

15. Amendment shows the priority of Suit Boot ki  Sarkar

Gohil said as these laws are in the Concurrent List, no such suspension can take place without the explicit approval of the Central government.

16 These laws are in concurrent list and need centre's approval

"We, therefore, ask the Modi government to deny any permission that strip workers of their basic rights and have the potential of diminishing their livelihood.

17 Central government should deny permission to the states for amendment

"We also ask that trade unions be consulted before such an adverse step is taken," he said.

18 Trade unions should be consulted before any decision

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