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TMC’s Indefinite Sit-in Continues Outside Raj Bhavan – News18


Last Updated: October 06, 2023, 11:51 IST

The workers have been protesting against funds not being released by the Centre to the state government under MGNREGS and PMAY-G, owing to which they have been denied their wages pending for over two years. Pic/News18

The TMC leader would remain at the site during the night, and the sloganeering and usage of loudspeakers would be done from 11 am to 9 pm

Trinamool Congress workers led by party leader Abhishek Banerjee on Friday continued their indefinite sit-in outside the Raj Bhavan here until Governor C V Ananda Bose meets with the delegation, against alleged withholding of West Bengal’s MGNREGA dues by the Centre.

Bose who visited flood-affected areas of North Bengal, on Thursday evening left Delhi Banerjee the TMC’s national general secretary launched the sit-in on Thursday after thousands of party functionaries and its top leadership marched up to the British-era edifice to protest the alleged withholding of West Bengal’s MGNREGA dues by the Centre.

The TMC leader would remain at the site during the night, and the sloganeering and usage of loudspeakers would be done from 11 am to 9 pm.

“I will stay here and won’t move an inch until the honourable Governor meets our delegation and answers these two questions,” the Lok Sabha MP from Diamond Harbour said.

He also posted on X, “After raising our voices in Delhi, we seek justice from the ZAMINDARS of BJP! How long will it take for the self-proclaimed custodians of democracy to answer the people? For how long will you keep running away from the people? Clock is ticking. Bengal is waiting.” Banerjee on Thursday night held a series of meetings with party leaders on the spot to decide on the future course of action. “Our protest would continue till the Governor comes and meets us,” Banerjee had said.

Hundreds of party workers too stayed at the spot. Since Friday morning, thousands of party workers from various parts of the state arrived at the venue and expressed their solidarity with the agitation programme. This sit-in protest followed the party’s two-day demonstration in New Delhi concerning the delayed payment of MGNREGA dues and housing schemes for impoverished families.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)

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