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Sonia promises law for unorganised workers

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Nashik, Feb 23 (UNI) UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi today promised legislation for protecting the rights of workers in the unorganised sectors, saying it is essential to make this segment -- comprising 90 per cent workforce -- satisfied and happy for the progress and prosperity of the nation.

Emphsisising the UPA focus on ensuring dignity, justice and fair wages for 'aam adami' in the unorganised sectors, she said once this is fulfilled it would make him happy and this happiness would be reflected in proserpity of the country.

Addressing a rally of workers at Golf Club Maidan here on the second day of her tour to Maharahstra and Goa, Ms Gandhi said United Progressive Alliance had made this promise in its common minimum programme (CMP) and it would be implemented shortly to provide security of work , dignity and justice to workers in the unorganised sectors of the economy.

Claiming that the Congress is the only party which has been trying for the uplift of the workforce in the unorganised sectors, Ms Gandhi, also the Congress president, however, lamented that workers in this sector are disunited.

She said the Congress-led UPA government has already implemented the minimum employment guarantee programme in 200 backward districts of the country and would become operational in the remaining districts shortly.

She lauded the UPA government at the Centre and the Congress-led coalition in Maharahstra for implementing the Right to Infomration Act, saying it is also aimed at empowering the ' aam adami'.

The rally was attended among others by Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Union Minister A R Antulay, AICC incharge Maharashtra affairs Margaret Alva, State Congress chief Prabha Rao and INTUC president Sanjeeva Reddy.

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