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New Delhi, Jun 25 :The Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) today criticised Haryana government for imposing Essential Services Maintenance Act on Haryana Electricity Board workers, who called a two-day strike to protest against privatisation.

“CITU condemns the imposition of the draconian Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) on the employees of Haryana State Electricity Board by the BJP-led government in Haryana,” CITU General Secretary Tapen Sen said in a statement.

According to the statement, CITU extends total support and solidarity to the employees of Haryana state electricity board who have been compelled to go on a strike against the decision of the state government to privatise 23 electricity

distribution subdivisions with the highest revenue potential.