ITANAGAR, Oct 12 - Amid the ongoing �pen and tool down� strike by the Confederation of Service Associations of Arunachal Pradesh (CoSAAP), Chief Minister Pema Khandu has asserted that the State Government would not succumb to any pressure tactics resorted to by the employees� body.
Calling the CoSAAP strike �illegal, anti-development and against public interest�, Khandu said: �A few individuals under the banner of the CoSAAP are misusing their position for their own benefits and are misleading the entire community of employees. In fact, the majority of the employees do not approve of such pressure tactics.�
�The BJP Government in the State has neither intimidated anybody, nor will it be intimidated by anyone. Certain individuals, being aware of the election timing, are trying to manipulate the situation for their own benefits and giving the issue a political colour,� stated Khandu while addressing a public meeting at Pasighat on Thursday.
Sending out a strong message to the agitating employees, the Chief Minister said that �no work, no pay� rule would be applied on the first day of the strike. If the strike persists for the second day, there will be a �break in service� for those employees taking part in the stir.