Bharat Bandh: Commoners Likely to Suffer

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Kolkata: Normal life is likely to take a hard hit as Trade Unions call for a nation-wide strike on Wednesday. Ten central trade unions have decided to protest the labour reforms proposed by the NDA government.

he Bharat Bandh, which will be observed against the central government’s proposed amendments, will affect normal life across the country as it will cover all public and private sectors except the Railways.

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“Pune-based ‘Gharelu Kamgar Kruti Samiti’, a domestic workers’ union, will join the bandh to protest anti-worker policies of the government.”

“All services, except railways, will be affected including banks, transport, civil aviation and gas and oil supply. It will be a peaceful strike,” an English Daily quoted AITUC general secretary Gurudas Dasgupta as saying.

However, trade union Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), which is backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party, has withdrawn from observing the all-India strike.

West Bengal opposition leader Surya Kant Mishra on Tuesday urged the people to support the bandh and threatened to go all out if the ruling Trinamool try to gag their democratic right to hold protest.

However, with transport halted and normalcy junked the common people will suffer the most.

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