May Day celebrations : Parties woo workers with welfare schemes
Hyderabad: Trade unions affiliated to various political parties celebrated May Day and organised huge rallies...
Hyderabad: Trade unions affiliated to various political parties celebrated May Day and organised huge rallies and processions to mark the celebrations in the State on Wednesday.A CPI, CPI (M), Telugu Desam Party (TDP), YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) and various organisations took out rallies and conducted meetings at Visakhapatnam, Karimnagar, Kadapa, Adilabad, Tirupati and various other parts of the State and highlighted the role of workers. It also proved to be a day of political rhetoric by leaders of various parties who participated in the May Day celebrations at their respective party offices.
While TDP president N Chandrababu Naidu lashed out at the government for its labour policies which did not help the workers in unorganised sector and announced that his party would come out with a declaration for their welfare soon, PCC president Botcha Satyanarayana asked what exactly Naidu meant by saying that he will strive hard to bring his regime once again in the State. "Is Naidu saying that he will bring his regime that was in the State prior to 1999. Does it mean that he would once again abolish all the welfare schemes being implemented now as he did with the schemes introduced by NT Rama Rao including lifting of ban on liquor and scrapping the populist Rs 2- per-kg rice scheme," he questioned.
The YSRCP launched a broadside against the ruling Congress and opposition TDP. The party honorary president Y S Vijayamma accused the two parties of being responsible for declining job opportunities in the private sector of the State.A Hi-tech policies adopted by the previous TDP government and present Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy's lopsided policies rendered lakhs of workers jobless. More than four lakh cottage and small industries have been closed due to lack of power and 20 lakh workers have become jobless, she said.
At another programme organised by the Labour Department at Ravindra Bharati, Minister for Labour Danam Nagender said that Rs one lakh financial assistance would be given to the children of labourers for their higher education and he also announced the construction of labour buildings in every district of the State. The Minister released a book named 'Karmika Kiranalu', presented 'Shrama Shakti' awards to employees and also gave away best management awards.