The media report that BMS, in its core-committee meeting today, has decided to withdraw from the strike, if true, is sad and unfortunate. According to the statement of the BMS General Secretary, the government has come with certain satisfactory proposals and hence the strike can be deferred for six months. The governments’ offer is only on four out of 12 issues and even they are not at all satisfactory. All the CTUs other than BMS had rejected them and had decided for the Strike, after meeting the Ministers’ Committee headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitely.

The entire working force in the country are already in full preparation of the strike. The issues raised are crucial and the government is on the defensive. It is unfair on the part of the BMS to leave the joint co-ordination at this crucial time. The workers will not accept this position.

The workers in the country wants a united struggle. BMS should rethink and return to the main stream of the Indian working class and participate in the strike. It is the need of the hour.