August 16, 2019
INTTUC staging hunger strike against disinvestment of 42 PSUs
From 12pm today, INTTUC, Trianamool Congress’ trade union wing, started a hunger strike at the foot of Mahatma Gandhi’s statue on Mayo Road, Kolkata against the Central Government’s decision to disinvest from 42 public sector companies.
The hunger strike is being led by INTTUC’s senior leader and the party’s Rajya Sabha MP, Dola Sen. Employees of BSNL, one of the 42 PSUs marked for disinvestment, are participating wholeheartedly in the protest.
Besides disinvestment, the employees are also protesting against their seven months’ due salary.
Here are some pictures of the hunger strike:
On 17th August:
On 18th August: