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Security tightened in NLC

Written by: Staff

Neyveli, Tamil Nadu July 4 (UNI) Security has been tightened at the Neyveli Lignite Corporation(NLC) today in view of the hunger strike by the unions, rejecting the offer made by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the preferential allotment of shares on the disinvestment issue in NLC.

Three thousand police personnel from 18 districts, including 24 DSPs, 60 Inspectors and ten battalions were deployed, to protect the area, unprecedented in the last five decades.

The Federation of 20,000 NLC employees, including the ruling DMK-affiliated Labourers' Progressive Federation(LPF) and the Left unions had threatened to go ahead with their strike unless the Centre dropped the proposal, announced recently by Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to disinvest ten per cent of its shares in the Public Sector Undertaking(PSU).

All the 19 trade unions were unanimously opposing the disinvestment in NLC.


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