By TC News Desk
Agartala, May 01, 2023: The ‘May Day’ was observed at CPIM state headquarters on the occasion of International Labour Day on 1st May. Former MP Motilal Sarkar hoisted the party flag on Monday morning in presence of former Transport minister and incumbent CITU state president Manik Dey, CPIM West District Committee Secretary Ratan Das, former MLA and incumbent AIKS Secretary Pabitra Kar, former MP Sankar Prasad Datta and other leaders. Former minister Manik Dey criticized the government on International Labour Day.
Highlighting the relevance of May Day, Dey said, workers had declared revolt against slavery. This movement started in the city of Chicago in 1886. Gradually this movement spread all over the world. In 1889, this workers’ movement became international. Then since 1890, May Day is celebrated all over the world. The world is currently in a difficult situation. In this situation the workers are oppressed, deprived and mentally abused. There has been an outcry against it in European countries.
“And in India too, the central government is seeking to amend the labour laws to make the labourers work 12-hour working hours through legislation by the state governments. Protests against it have already started across the country. The purpose of supporting the current government is to protect the interests of the capitalists. Therefore, without a change in the BJP government, the life of workers in the country will not change because this government does not want to understand the language of agitation and protest”, he alleged and raised the voice of society-free from exploitation.
CITU State President Manik Dey hoisted the party flag at CITU State Office on the occasion of International May Day. CITU State General Secretary Shankar Prasad Dutta along with leaders of left trade unions were also present. He also criticized the government and called to take to the streets against the BJP government. He said that India has the largest number of working people in the world at present. Communal and corporatist tensions have developed in the country. Capitalists are looting millions of rupees from the country’s banks. The BJP-led government is cooperating for this. The government tries to create entanglement with communalism so that people cannot protest against it. For this, he said, they have to come out on the streets and come forward against the misdeeds of the BJP.
On the occasion of International Labour Day, party flag was hoisted at Junu Das Bhavan, CPI state office. And the day is observed with due dignity. State Secretary Yudhisthir Das hoisted the party flag. He addressed the media and highlighted the importance of this day.