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Govt responsible for country`s problems: Dasgupta

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 18:57

Jaipur: Holding the Union Government
responsible for price rise, corruption, poverty, unemployment
and exploitation of workers, MP and General Secretary of All
India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) Gurudas Dasgupta today said
the government has forfeited its right to rule the country.

"The government is responsible for the burning issues of
Kashmir, Maoists and Manipur. The government is not for common
people, it is just for corporates who have taken over the
policies of the government and are donating huge amounts to
political parties like Congress and BJP," Gupta alleged on the
sidelines of a function here.
He was in the city to attend the three-day general
council meeting of All India Trade Union Congress which was
inaugurated today.

Blaming the Central government for rising poverty and
related problems in the country, he said, "If the poor cannot
get bread, they have the right to struggle. I would have
picked up the gun if I were a 25-year-old man left to fight
the situation".

Dasgupta said the government has promoted corporates and,
in the name of liberalisation, is giving them the liberty to
exploit workers and makes policies that suit them.

"In turn, the corporates are gifting the ruling parties
crores of rupees," he alleged.

"BJP is no different from Congress and is just doing a
drama in the name of protest against corruption by Congress.
What BJP did in Rajasthan is not hidden. Everybody knows what
was the height of corruption during previous BJP government in
Rajasthan," he alleged.
However, Dasgupta said the fair functioning of some
statuary bodies like CAG and Income Tax Tribunal suggests that
some organs have been left in the country which are not
influenced by political pressure.

"Impartial functioning of the IT tribunal has cleared
that the government was misguiding all and telling lies in the
Bofors case, while CAG and the Supreme Court also bring rays
of hope to the country. But beside these, the government is
completely non-performing," he said.

Dasgupta said the trade union movement is getting
momentum and a massive march to Parliament would be undertaken
to place a petition before the government in New Delhi.


First Published: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 18:57

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