Women workers shout slogans against Sonia Gandhi

Last Updated: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 19:02

Rae Bareli (UP): Some women workers of a closed factory on Thursday raised slogans against Congress president Sonia Gandhi alleging that the local MP did not give any positive assurance when they met her.

Demanding jobs, they shouted slogans outside the guest house where Gandhi was staying during her visit to the constituency.

The workers alleged that the textiles and carpets factory was non-operational for past eight-nine months.

"We met Soniaji but she did not give any assurance saying that the matter is sub-judice and she could not to anything as of now," Ranjana Tiwari, a factory worker, said.

She said 900 women were employed in the factory which was non-operational at present.

"We will campaign against Sonia if the factory is not made operational," Tiwari said.

A delegation of ITI staff also met Sonia with demands of pay revision and increasing the retirement age from 58 to 60.

Sonia later attended a meeting of district vigilance and monitoring committee on the second day of her visit at the district collectorate.

At the meeting, probe was ordered into allegations that poor roads were constructed under PM Gramin Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) after SP MLA Manoj Pandey pointed it out.

The committee also approved Rs 400 crore for sewer and other works in the district.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 19:02

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