Opposing the two-day nationwide general strike called by Central Indian Trade Unions (CITU) along with several other trade bodies on Jan 8-9, Tripura BJP general secretary Pratima Bhowmik has blamed the union for harassing general public by disrupting normal life.
In a press conference, Bhowmik urged both the government and non-government organizations to oppose the strike, including the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS).
Bhowmik also assured of taking up the issues of compensation for loss (if any) and security with the government.
The strike has been called against the alleged repressive policies towards workers adopted by the Narendra Modi-led BJP government.
Along with CITU, nine other trade unions have called for the two-day strike across the country, including Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC), All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), CITU, AIUTUC, UTCU, TUCC, LPC, LPF, SEWA.
The two-day general strike coincides with the 11-hour bandh called by nearly 32 indigenous organizations led by the North East Students’ Organisation (NESO).