Kolkata: Notwithstanding the efforts of party chief to maintain cordial relations with the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, the state Congress unit is leaving no opportunity to train guns at their allies Trinamool Congress (TMC). 

After much uproar on the demonstration carried out by the Yuva Congress in the state against violent attacks on the party workers, the coming together of Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) and Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) union backed by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M) has given the TMC leaders a cause to worry.

Both the central trade unions along with other Left trade unions will hold a demonstration on Friday outside West Bengal Transport Corporation for some of its employees debarred of their wages.

According to the unions, 16,000 transport employees of the corporation have not received their wages and thousands of the retired employees are also debarred of their pensions.

CITU State secretary Kali Ghosh said, “The government provides subsidy to the department to lighten the burden of the commuters but the current government wants to abolish subsidy. Though the government reduces the subsidy in difficult times but its complete evasion can pinch the commuters’ pockets.”

He added, “The government is in favour of the privatisation of the corporation but we will not let it happen. It is wrong to deprive the employees of their salaries.”

JPN/Bureau