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TMC threatens ‘Tea Motion’ in Delhi to defend ‘one Bengal

​There isn’t any completely different Bengal, there is just one Bengal referred to as West Bengal, mentioned Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Abhishek Banerjee in Jalpaiguri on Sunday, responding to the Bharatiya Janata Get together (BJP) leaders’ demand for a “separate Bengal” for the previous six months.

Furthermore, Ananta Maharaj Rajbongshi, who has a significant affect over Rajbongshi voters in North Bengal, mentioned not too long ago that the House Ministry had advised him that “there might be a division”.

In line with specialists, the remark in Jalpaiguri assumes political significance. The TMC is placing heavy emphasis on North Bengal after their dangerous efficiency within the Bengal elections in 2021 and is now targetting tea backyard employees.

Up to now three months, that is Banerjee’s second go to to North Bengal, as he had acknowledged the final time that he would go to each two months. The world is a tea belt, so Banerjee addressed them after his social gathering’s summits with commerce union wings to examine their points.

Sources within the tea backyard space say the principle drawback is that they don’t get provident fund (PF) and gratuity as a result of there have been errors whereas making the checklist way back. Now, all PF accounts are linked to Aadhaar playing cards and principally the names on the cardboard and backyard information usually are not the identical. The variety of Aadhaar places of work are virtually negligible. The employees, a majority of them adivasis, need the problem to be resolved. Individuals on floor additionally say that that is the primary time that chief has come to listen to their issues.

At his assembly, Banerjee mentioned that the PF problem comes underneath the purview of the Central Authorities and if the Central authorities don’t look into the matter, a motion might be organised.

He mentioned, “If by December 31, the PF-gratuity drawback of tea backyard employees isn’t resolved, we’ll gherao BJP MP-MLA’s homes in Bengal. We’ll go to Delhi with 3.5 lakh employees, then we’ll see what occurs.”

Get together insiders mentioned the motion may support the TMC and likewise resolve the issue. “We’ll guarantee that all tea backyard employees have ID playing cards inside three months. I wish to request the Labour Minister to do it.”

He additionally declared tea backyard employees’ kids will get crèches. “Within the coming six months, 50 crèches might be constructed. I’ve spoken to CM Mamata Banerjee. She has already directed the Labour Minister to do it.”

He tried to the touch upon points associated to tea gardens and criticised the BJP MPs of North Bengal. He mentioned the BJP introduced funding price crores in tea gardens, however nothing occurred.

Each the events at the moment are making an attempt exhausting to woo North Bengal, with a watch on panchayat polls. Solely time will inform who will rating in tea gardens.

With inputs from News18



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