Ludhiana, March 29
The two-day strike by unions and bank employees paralyzed everything, especially at the end of the financial year. Transactions worth more than Rs 600-700 crore were hit over the two days and industrialists are paying the most.
Speaking to The Tribune, Avtar Singh Bhogal of Bhogalsons said: “Government workers are always looking for an opportunity not to work which is bad for the country.” “Everything is disturbed and distracted. Payments are not made. Transactions are minted. These strikes must stop,” Bhogal added.
The President of the Federation of Small Industries Associations of Punjab, Badish Jindal, said: “Strikes are scheduled during the important annual closing period and trade and industry are suffering greatly.
Another industrialist, SC Ralhan, said: “The government has failed to deal with the situation due to which the industry is suffering unnecessarily.
A full strike was observed by members of the Northren Zone Insurance Employees Association at all LIC offices in Ludhiana Division. The striking employees criticized the stubborn attitude of the Modi government and said the country’s parliamentary system was determined to privatize all public sector units. They said it was highly reprehensible for the ruling establishment to sell India’s most profitable financial public sector unit like LIC to big institutional investors. They urged members to remain prepared for a further intensification of the campaign among the popular masses.