Basu stood for rights of workers, strikes: Biman Bose
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Last Updated: Tuesday, February 02, 2010, 17:40
Kolkata: Calling upon industry to take good care of employees to maintain a congenial work atmosphere, CPI-M politburo member Biman Bose on Tuesday said Marxist patriarch late Jyoti Basu stood for the rights of workers and even supported strikes by employees to realise their legitimate demands.

"Jyoti Basu had worked in different fields. But he struggled a lot for establishing rights of workers. It may not be palatable to you, but the fact remains that Basu used to tell workers if their just demands were not met they can go for strikes," Bose, the West Bengal CPI(M) secretary, told a condolence meeting organised by seven business chambers here.

Basu at the same time had wanted the workers to work hard to increase productivity and the management to take care of their interests, he said.

Sunil Dasgupta, vice-president of Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry said it was during his tenure that Haldia was brought on the industrial map of India.

"Basu was the architect of industrial development in Bengal," Bharat Chamber of Commerce president Pawan Poddar said.


First Published: Tuesday, February 02, 2010, 17:40

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