GUWAHATI, July 24 � At the call of Joint Council of Trade Unions, Assam hundreds of workers and employees belonging to banks, insurance, BSNL, ASEB, defence, postal department and other Central and State Government establishments as well as public and private sector undertakings on Monday staged a protest rally and demonstration at Guwahati demanding adequate relief and proper rehabilitation measures for the flood-affected people of the State and urgent measures for permanent solution of the problem of flood and erosion in Assam, a press release stated.
They also urged the Central Government to immediately declare the problem as a national problem. The demonstrators assembled in front of the Judges� Field and then marched in a procession to the Court of Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup Metro and held a massive demonstration there.
Addressing the demonstrators, Satanjib Das, joint convenor, JCTU, Assam strongly deplored the apathetic attitude displayed towards the flood-hit people by both the State and Central Governments. He said that while the State Government miserable failed to provide adequate relief and rehabilitation to the flood-affected people and take short term measures to mitigate the problem of flood and erosion, the Central Government was yet to declare the problem as a national problem and take effective measures to solve the problem on an urgent basis.
He called upon the workers and employees to buildup a powerful movement on the above demands and stand by the flood affected people of the State.
Later, two memorandums were submitted to the Prime Minister and Chief Minister through the DC Kamrup Metro demanding urgent steps to solve the problem of flood and erosion the State on a permanent basis by declaring it as a national problem and provide adequate relief and rehabilitation to the flood-affected people.