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Employees pin hopes on Delhi HC stance on closed paper mills

By Staff Correspondent

SILCHAR, March 3 - The Joint Action Committee of Recognised Unions (JACRU) of the two closed paper mills under the government-owned Hindustan Paper Corporation at Cachar and Nagaon has pinned great expectations on the Delhi High Court�s tough stance over the mills� status.

In a release issued to the media on Sunday, Manabendra Chakraborty, president of JACRU said that the move by the Court shall lead to a much needed response from the Government in the interest of the mills� employees who are in dire straits.

�In the hearing which was held in connection with a petition filed by the Cachar Paper Project Workers� Union, the Delhi High Court, on February 25, ordered for immediate financial assistance to the mills� employees. The court also stayed the order of the Hindustan Paper Corporation (HPC) liquidator�s order of vacating the residential quarters. We firmly believe and hope that the move shall yield a response from the Government towards our core demands of remitting pending salaries,� Chakraborty said.

Cong slams BJP: Former Congress Minister and now deputy leader of Opposition in the Assam Assembly, Rockybul Hussain slammed the BJP led Government with allegations of rampant misrule, price rise and corruption.

Addressing a meeting organised by the Youth Congress at Katigorah on Friday, Hussain slammed the BJP and Finance Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, in particular saying, �the Minister and his government is literally toying with the Bengali-speaking people. Instead of sharing power, the party is busy in triggering fear and promises of protection to them only to secure votes.�

The former Minister used the platform alongside other MLAs and leaders of his party to woo the people to strengthen the hands of Congress party in the 2021 Assembly elections and said that the misrule of the BJP and harassment shall be responded to once the Congress is voted back to power.

Congress MLA from Lakhipur Rajdip Goala, former Minister Ajit Singh, Silchar DCC president Pradip Dey and others also attended the meeting.

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