‘Bharat bandh’ opens up a new movement in India

During Bharat bandh, India witnessed 50 crore hands held together against Modi’s ‘anti people’ policies

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During Bharat bandh, India witnessed 50 crore hands held together against Modi's 'anti people' policies.

Biggest Bandh shook the Government as 25 crore people stood together against government's "disinvestment, privatisation and labour reform policies".

Central trade unions and bank unions called for a nationwide strike (Bharat Bandh) to protest against the government's 'anti-people' policies undertaken by the government.

Ten central trade unions, such as INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC along with various sectoral independent federations and associations, challenged the government with a nationwide strike.

According to the trade unions, these 'anti people' policies include the massive disinvestment of PSUs, privatisation of state-owned entities, the 100 per cent sale of Air India and some reform policies.

Rahul Gandhi extended support to the Bharat band and slammed the Modi government, saying its "anti-people and anti-labour" policies have created catastrophic unemployment in the country.

He alleged that this weakening of PSUs is being done to justify their sale to PM Narendra Modi's crony capitalists friends.

Extending support to the Bharat bandh call given by over 25 crore workers, he said, "I salute them".

"The Modi-Shah Government's anti people, anti labour policies have created catastrophic unemployment and are weakening our PSUs to justify their sale to Modi's crony capitalist friends," he said in a tweet.

"Today, over 25 crore workers have called for Bharat Bandh 2020 in protest. I salute them," he said on Twitter on Wednesday.

Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) informed that, since four years no Indian Labour Conference has taken place.

The last meeting with the Central ministers to discuss a 12-point charter of demands happened in August 2015.

The government is failing to handle economic issues and is busy in privatising and selling PSUs.

The pace of privatization and selling of PSUs is detrimental to the national interest as well as the national development.

Solidarity shown in Bharat bandh has once again unleashed the strong mood of labour forces against Modi government.

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