Lokesh plea for Covid assistance to workers

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Nobody can snatch away or steal Visakha Steel
Govt should bring industries and give jobs

AMARAVATI: TDP National General Secretary and MLC Nara Lokesh on Saturday demanded the Jaganmohan Reddy Government to come to the rescue of the workers as they were suffering financially in the second wave of Coronavirus infections.

Mr. Lokesh urged the Government for extending Covid assistance in order to provide some relief to the families of the workers who were facing untold hardships. Work opportunities should be created for ensuring continuing livelihoods for the workers since they have worked hard in various projects.

In a statement here, Mr. Lokesh extended his May Day greetings and recalled how the International Workers Day always stood as a symbol of how exploitation, dictatorship and oppression would not be acceptable to the people. It was by making sacrifices and agitations that the workers and all sections of society protected the Visakha Steel Plant. Now, they would not allow anybody to snatch away or steal the Steel Plant with backdoor methods.

The TDP MLC said that the privatisation of Visakha Steel was yet another example of the Government’s indifference to the well being of the workers. The people would not watch silently if the prevailing vested interests in the State tried to buy the Steel Plant at cheaper scrap rates. The landmark industries should be protected in the best interests of the livelihoods and future of the workers and their families.

Mr. Nara Lokesh called upon the Government to continue works and construct projects in order to provide work opportunities for the workers. It was the duty of the rulers to attract and bring industries so that jobs could be created for the younger generation in the State. The workers would be able to celebrate real May Day only when their overall rights and interests would be protected by the Government.

Mr. Lokesh deplored that the workers were facing the Covid threat on the one side and not able to find work opportunities on the other hand. Lakhs of construction workers were thrown out of work and their families were suffering because of the thoughtless actions of the present rulers.