Srinagar, Sep 2: Senior CPI(M) leader M Y Tarigami today alleged that the "Ache Din" (good days) phrase coined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was actually meant for big corporates in the country who benefit from tax exemption and the working class has never surfaced in priorities of the Centre.
"Ache Din phrase coined by Modi is actually meant for big corporates in the country who benefit from tax exemption worth millions and trillions of rupees. The working class has never surfaced in priorities of the Prime Minister," Tarigami said here.
He said the working class has a little choice because of their need for work to earn a livelihood in these pressing times of inflation and sky touching markets.
"The anganwadi workers and helpers, ASHA, the mid-day-meal workers, the teaching and non teaching staff or other working in centrally supported schemes like National Child Labour Project, National Rural Livelihood Mission, or Agriculture Technology Management Agency have all been totally neglected and targeted by the BJP-led union government so far," he said.
The CITU state president said the interests of the working class can be safeguarded only through a united resistance against all oppressive and repressive policies of the central and state governments.
He said the establishment be in New Delhi or here in the state were "unfortunately on a warpath against hapless working class who act as backbone of our economy".
Pledging to continue their united struggle against "oppressive policies" of the governments against working class, 20 different unions under the CITU banner staged a sit-in at Sher-e-Kashmir Park demanding immediate rollback of "anti-working class policies of the union and the state government".
The workers then tried to march towards city centre Lal Chowk, but were stopped by police who used batons to disperse them.