By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 2: Former State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has decried the hardship being faced by the people of the country, especially tea estate workers in Assam in the post-demonetization. He has asked the government to put an end to the current harassment of people.
Gogoi said there has been no improvement in the payment of wages of tea estate workers. He said even as the 50-day time sought by the Prime Minister is over, people face hardship due to non-availability of funds, internet facilities and basic banking infrastructure while the government is insisting on shifting to digital economy. “Tea gardens in Barak Valley are in a distress. It has been expressed through their resentment which has let them to decide for staging a protest. The government must take note of it take all the steps to remove the hardships of TE workers and ensure that their paltry wages are paid regularly,” the statement said.
The hike in prices of petrol, diesel, ATF and LPG at a time when the country is facing economic crisis due to demonetization is a clear indication of insensitiveness of the BJP government to the plight of common people. On one hand, Prime Minister rendra Modi announces blandishments to the people on New Year, and on other hand, the price rise has hit the common people, he said.