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CPI-M demands re-installation of May Day as Holiday
TIWN Nov 8, 2018
CPI-M demands re-installation of May Day as Holiday
PHOTO : CPI-M's trade union CITU protesting at Agartala in demand of re-installation of May Day as a Holiday. TIWN Pic Nov 8

AGARTALA, Nov 8 (TIWN): CPI-M's trade union CITU held a massive protest rally at Agartala voicing against BJP Govt led abolishing May Day as Holiday.

While agitating, CITU has demanded the re-installation of May Day as holiday. The rally was led by CITU leaders as MP Shankar Prasad Datta, Ex-Transport Minister Manik Dey. May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on 1 May. It is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the festivities across world.

CPI-M for decades have observed May Day whereas all Govt offices, institutions remained close on that day. But as May Day restrained to be observed as "Holiday", CPI-M has expressed huge resentments.This is a special occasion for CPI-M  as this day is dedicated to the working class people. CPI-M claims themselves as representative of working class/ poor people and party works for the development of that particular class.

"The first Left Front government in Tripura in 1978 announced that May 1 will be marked a paid public holiday. But the BJP government cancelled the holiday without giving any reason," the unit's Secretary and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Lok Sabha member Sankar Prasad Datta told the media.

Datta said that the CITU had lodged a complaint with the ILO for obstructing holding of programmes in Tripura in connection with "May Day" this year.On Saturday the government issued the list of government holidays for 2019. According to the notification, "May Day" will now be treated as a "restricted holiday".


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