Kolkata: Workers of Burn Standard Company Limited staged a demonstration outside the factory in Howrah protesting against the Centre's decision to close down the company.
Trinamool Congress workers and supporters led by Arup Roy, the state Cooperation minister, also protested outside the factory in Howrah.
The decision to close the factory was taken considering the poor physical and financial performance of the company in the past 10 years.
The protest continued for several hours and they demanded withdrawal of
Besides the permanent ones, there were temporary workers in the factory as well. In that case, the future of the temporary workers remains in dark as to what they would do with the closure
of the factory.
Hundreds of Trinamool Congress supporters and workers gathered outside the factory and staged a demonstration as a support to the workers and against the decision of the Centre to close it down.
It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had repeatedly protested against the steps to close the factory and the state government had even written to the Centre requesting steps for revival of the company.
Moreover, an all-party resolution was also passed in the state Assembly against the Centre's attempt to close Burn Standard Company Limited.
Congress, Left Front and Gorkha Janmukti Morcha MLAs also extended their support protesting against the attempt after Partha Chatterjee, the Parliamentary Affairs minister, had raised the issue of the Centre's "politically motivated" move to close down the factory.