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Note ban a surgical strike on common man: CITU

Note ban a surgical strike on common man: CITU
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As part of the call given by CITU State committee to protest against the currency ban, the representatives of CITU district unit formed a human chain...

Khammam: Terming the Centre’s decision of ban on high-value currency notes a surgical strike on common people and workers across the country, State General Secretary of Centre for Trade Union (CITU) M Saibabu said the Centre went ahead with the decision without taking steps to address problems that would arise post its implementation.

As part of the call given by CITU State committee to protest against the currency ban, the representatives of CITU district unit formed a human chain here at Kalvaddu of Khammam on Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, M Saibabu said the government’s move has left 100 common people and 12 bank employees dead across the country.

“The decision did not affect even a single black money hoarder and corrupt politicians,” he said, demanding the government to declare ex gratia to the family members of those died facing problems due to demonetisation.

He stated that daily wage workers, Hamalis and auto drivers were severely-affected lot and were living in deplorable conditions. “They are not getting enough change and enough money for the work,” he said.

The CITU leader further demanded the government to grant 25 kg rice for every worker in view of cash ban apart from taking immediate steps to control the situation. CITU district secretary Kalyanam Venkateshwarlu sought the government to open special counters for pensioners and employees and help them deposit and withdraw the money.

Union leaders K Narasingh Rao, T Lingaiah, T Vishnu, M Gopal, M Srinivas, T Ramu, Bukya Srinivas Rao, P Sathyanarayana, K Nageshwar Rao, D Lakshmaiah, Venkanna and V Nagesh were present along with others

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