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
"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