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Trinamul MPs protest DA freeze of central employees

Senior paerty leaders will meet on Friday to find out the ways and means that will be followed in the ensuing panchayat polls 

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |


Trinamul Congress criticized the Centre for its decision to free three installments of DA of its employees in view of the Covid pandemic.

Pankaj Chaudhary, minister of state in the ministry of finance, in a written reply to a question related to the DA of the employees in Lok Sabha categorically mentioned that the decision to freeze the DA of DR to central government employees and pensioners due from 1 January, 2020, 1 July, 2020 and 1 January, 2021. The decision was taken in the context of Covid-19 which caused economic disruption so as to ease pressure on government finances.

Trinamul leaders alleged that the situation was the result of announcing lockdown without any preparedness. The party MPs demonstrated at the Gandhi statue in Lok Sabha.

They said the state government had faced an acute financial crisis during the Covid pandemic and despite that the employees got their salaries on time and got the DA. Trinamul Congress has decided to go all out to counter the false reports that have been put up on the social media by the BJP. TMC’s IT cell will counter the false reports.

Senior leaders of the party will meet on Friday to find out the ways and means that will be followed in the ensuing panchayat election.

Party chief Mamata Banerjee and party’s national general secretary Abhishek Banerjee will be present in the meeting.

The party will counter the vendetta politics of the BJP. The saffron party is letting loose the agencies to scare the opposition leaders and to malign them socially.

The agencies like the ED and the CBI had failed to file charge sheets in courts against the persons involved.

Meanwhile, the leaders are languishing in jail custody and have been socially stigmatized. Miss Banerjee has already written to the Prime Minister seeking his intervention to stop harassing the opposition leaders.