CPI-M protests BJP govt.’s abolition of May Day

AGARTALA:

The BJP-led Tripura government has dropped May Day or International Labour Day from its list of state's 'regular holidays' and scheduled it under 'restricted holidays', sparking criticism by the opposition CPI(M) in the state.

The CPI-M party today marched on a protest rally lead by CITU leader and former minister Manik Dey and other party leaders.

A notification issued by Under-Secretary S K Debbarma on Saturday said the government employees would be allowed to avail four holidays in a year from the list of 12 'restricted holidays', including the May Day.

Opposing the move, the CPI-M demanded reinstatement of May Day in the list of the 'regular holidays'.

Terming the decision "anti-working class", Manik Dey said that the BJP-IFPT government in state has no regard for the working class. The agitators in a rally today voices that the move would "adversely affect the interests of working people as May Day signifies labour rights, which were earned through struggle.