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As per the call of the Forum of BSNL Unions and Associations, countrywide dharnas were organised today, 16th September 2015, opposing formation of a Tower Company bifurcating BSNL and demanding that the decision be cancelled forthwith. In all the SSAs, the dharnas were organised successfully with massive participation. The agitators shouted slogans against the anti-worker, anti-PSU policies being implemented by the Government.

In Delhi, the dharna was organised in front of the Corporate office, participated by more than 500 workers. In addition to those in Corporate Office and NTR Circle, volunteers came from Haryana, UP(West) and Punjab in large numbers. Com. C.Singh, President, Forum of BSNL Unions/Associations presided. The dharna was inaugurated by Com.VAN Namboodiri, former Convener, Forum and Patron of BSNLEU. He spoke in detail about the anti-worker anti-PSU policies of the both the UPA and NDA governments and the necessity of fighting them. He stated that the proposal for Tower company will take away the revenue of BSNL, making it more unviable and demanded the government that the decision should be withdrawn. Comrades Swapan Chakroborty, Offg. General Secretary, BSNLEU, G.L.Jogi, Chairman, SNEA, KG Jayaraj, General Secretary, AIBDPA and leaders of all the unions/associations addressed. The dharna demanded the government to withdraw the anti-PSU decision of formation of Tower Company.

The Forum will meet, review the programme conducted and planfurther programme.

Hearty Congratulations to all the workers and leaders, who made the dharnas big success!