DA Protest: Association of West Bengal Secretariat Assistants write open letter to Mamata Banerjee on ‘thief-robber’ comment
DA Agitation: An open letter to the Chief Minister from Association of West Bengal Secretariat Assistants.
An open letter to the Chief Minister
Kolkata: On Wednesday, Trinamool supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from Red Road dharna stage targeted the government employees who are agitating (DA Agitation) on the demand of Maharghabhata. Said, ‘The thieves and robbers who got a job in Chirkut, they are now sitting there in the DA.’ After such comments by the chief minister, there was a storm of severe criticism in various quarters. A large gathering of government employees was seen in the city of Kolkata today in protest against the Chief Minister’s comments. The joint platform of the agitating government workers has called for ‘Dhikkar Diwas’ tomorrow. Not only that, another strike has been called on April 6. And in the meantime, an open letter to the Chief Minister from the Association of West Bengal Secretariat Assistants.
Referring to the Chief Minister’s comments yesterday (March 29), the open letter on behalf of the organization said that the attack was carried out by the state administration chief to undermine the moral base of the employees and pensioners. Protesting the Chief Minister’s comment, the organization has demanded that the Chief Minister withdraw the said comment. A plea has also been made to resolve the issue through dialogue instead of ‘transfer and repressive administrative action’.
It may be noted that the government employees of the state have been agitating for a long time to demand the arrears of dearness allowance. Work stoppages, hunger strikes and strikes have also taken place. But the state government is adamant in its position. It has been made clear time and again that it is not possible to give more DA than what has been given. An attempt has also been made to explain that the salary structure of the state and the salary structure of the center are different. But on this day, the protesting government employees also continue to stand. Mamata Banerjee made a strong comment from the Red Road dharna in protest of central deprivation yesterday, ‘The thieves and dacoits who got permanent jobs are sitting there in the DA. I have to listen to knowledge from them. Thieves, robbers, informers.’ Due to this comment of the Chief Minister, there has been a storm of criticism all around.