From our Correspondent
Bongaigaon, May 1: “May Day has not become history yet because exploitation of labour class people is still going on. And if the government does not stop exploiting the working class, then all working class people will start massive agitation and we fear repetition of many more May Days will take place,” said Ashish Biswas, joint general secretary of North East Frontier Railway Mazdoor Union and Assam State Secretary of Hind Mazdoor Sabha on Sunday in Bongaigaon. He said this at the open meeting organized by all trade unions including NFRMU, HMS, CITU, Commercial Representatives’ Union, BSNL Employees Union and many others on the occasion of May Day.
The programme started with Red Flag hoisting in the Priya Gupta Memorial Hall by Tonmoy Raha, assistant general secretary of NFRMU which was followed by a grand mass meeting in front of Bongaigaon Engineering workshop where several noted persons including Ashish Biswas, Tonmoy Raha, Gobinda Biswas, Bongaigaon district secretary of HMS, Hareswar Das, president of Bongaigaon district CITU, Swadhin Sikdar, deputy chairperson of All India Employees’ Council and many others were present. After the open meeting a mass rally was taken out from the meeting field which moved through the town and ended at Priya Gupta Memorial Hall.
Addressing the gathering, Ashish Biswas said that all Central Government employees’ unions and federations had jointly decided to observe countrywide general strike on September 2. “We have given maximum time to this government to stop their activity for the benefit of corporate houses and against the common people. But all went in vain and they never thought about the common people. Hence we have decided to adopt the path of agitation and strike has been declared on September 2,” he said.