STANDING DHARNA ON 19-08-2020- A STUPENDOUS SUCCESS- CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS TO ALL LEADERS AND PARTICIPANTS..
The resounding response to the CHQ call for Standing Dharna on 19-08-2020 was simply unprecedented and historic. The programme has been held in almost all circles barring Jammu and Kashmir and NE-II, the reports received so far indicate. CHQ had many concerns about holding such a programme during the period of rapid spreading of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many parts of the coutry were locked down and some states were hit with heavy rains and flash floods. Inspite of all these odds, our comrades took the risk boldly and made the programme a grand success. Naturally, their anger and anguish against the injustice and discrimination meted out to them by the BSNL manangement in denying the medical facilities for the last two years have reflected in their participation.
The performance of some of the circles like Maharashtra, UP[East] and Tamil Nadu has been beyond expectation. Madhya Pradesh also rose to the occasion. In Kerala, there is a ban on any struggle by the Kerala High Court. So the Circle Branch could not organise the Standing Dharna and decided to send emails to Hon’ble Prime Minister and Communications Minister by all units and individuals. Still, some of our comrades, including Com.V A N Namboodiri participated from their houses. Thiruvananthapuram comrades held the programme at P&T House. In Odisha due to heavy rain and triple lockdown, the programme could not be held in all the districts. So also in NE_II, triple lockdown is enforced in Imphal.
The programme has also reflected the growth of our organisation after a vast number of VRS retirees joined AIBDPA.
CHQ heartily congratulate and salute all the leaders and pensioners who created a new history in our struggles.
CHQ also acknowledge with thanks the support and solidarity extended by TUI[P&R], NCCPA and AIPRPA.
We hope that the BSNL management and Central Government will take the message of the struggle in good spirit and cause necessarry action for immediate payment of medical allowance and medical bills.
STRUGGLE IS OUR PATH FOR ONWARD MARCH.
UNITY FOR STRUGGLE AND STRUGGLE FOR ADVANCEMENT.
With revolutionary Greetings,
K G Jayaraj
(Courtesy: AIBDPA website)