PM accused of conspiring to destroy petroleum companies

Hyderabad: All India Petroleum Workers’ Federation (AIPWF) has alleged that the Narendra Modi government was hatching a conspiracy to destroy petroleum corporations.

AIPWF organized a national conference here on Sunday. AITUC national secretary Dr B V Vijayalaxmi alleged that the Modi government was supporting the rich and investors. The Union government was systematically trying to destroy the Public Sector corporations by hatching conspiracies. She urged the workers to foil the Narendra Modi government’s conspiracies.

AIPWF working president Tarun Ajarika presided over the conference and vice-presidents Gnan Prakash, Inail, national secretary T Rajendrakumar participated in the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, Vijayalaxmi said the Modi government was trying to destroy the public sector companies — Hindustan Petroleum, Indian Oil Corporation, GAIL, and other prestigious companies and was trying to hand over them to private persons. She called upon workers to spearhead movement against the Modi government to withdraw investments in public sector companies by private persons. She also stressed the need to protect the public sector companies and demanded that the Centre give minimum wages to workers working with public sectors by regularizing their jobs.

Tarun Ajarika, Gnan Prakash, Ianail, T Rajendrakumar have alleged that the Modi government was implementing the policies of the UPA government. The present government was trying to destroy the petroleum companies and stepping ahead in that direction and as part of it, the government was withdrawing investments from the companies, they alleged.

The Modi government was reducing the workers number and was completing its work with contract workers without regularizing their services. They also demanded that the Modi government give equal pay to equal work as per the directions of the Supreme Court. They warned the Modi government that they would foil the efforts of the Modi government to hand over the petrol companies to corporate, rich and Reliance companies.

Federation leaders Kiran, Madhu, Sathireddy, Peraiah and others were present. (NSS)

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