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Lok Sabha Polls: Upset with BJP for anti-labor policies; Trade Unions extend Support to Congress-NCP in Maharashtra

In a major setback to Bharatiya Janata Party, Trade Union in Mumbai on Monday announced to extend their support the Indian National Congress and Nationalist Congres party in the state in the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls 2019.

Reportedly, Trade Unions in the state are not happy with Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central Government for its “anti-labor” agenda.

Trade Union including All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and Hind Mazdoor Sabha in order to defeat the BJP-Shiv Sena Combine have formed a joint action group. The Joint Action Group named as – The trade Union Joint Action Committee (TUJAC) (Maharashtra) – is tasked to campaign extensively against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and their anti-labor agenda.

The Co-Convenor of the joint group, Wishwas Utgi, asserted the need to support INC-NCP saying the Congress-NCP combine only have to capacity to beat the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the mega battle of ballots.

Training guns towards the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, Utgi said the ruling BJP has totally only destroyed the working class, with its Anti-labour polices of the Government.

Further slamming the Centre, Utgi said, ‘under BJP regime laws are framed and modified in the way that workers can’t seek justice. They are not giving minimum wages.

The Joint Group of Trade Union is expected to campaign across all 48 Parliamentary Seat in the state. The Group is planning to hold meetings in support of NCP-Congress.

However, the Bharatiya Janata Party termed it as false propaganda. Commenting on this, BJP spokesperson Madhu Chavan said it is nothing but propaganda by left groups to defame the BJP-led Government.

Lok Sabha Polls are slated for April-May this year that would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19. Election Commission had on March 10 declared schedule for General Elections 2019. Results for the crucial Lok Sabha Polls will be announced on May 23, four days after the 7th phase of voting.

48 Parliamentary Seats of Maharashtra will go to polls in four phases starting from April 11, then on April 18, April 23, and April 29.


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