Where everybody is busy rejoicing the victory of BJP in the elections, there are few who have no reason to celebrate. Since BJP is known to be pro-business, hence a lot of people believed that as soon as they would gain power in the Centre, they would take charge of the labour force policies. However, no such move is evident.
Satvir Singh, secretary of
the Centre of Indian Trade Union's district committee told Times Of
India, ''The fact that they haven't got anyone to head the labour
ministry sends across a bad signal. This means this government aims
to carry forward the anti-labour policies of the previous one. The
government should also think seriously about implementing the
existing labour laws, if not revising them for the benefit of the
Anil Kumar, a member of
the All India
Trade Union Congress said that there are no signs as
yet that the current government will take up labour welfare issues
any more fervently than the Congress leadership did. He also said. “I
don't believe that the BJP government will be of any help to the
labour community. Not once have any of their senior leaders spoken of
workers' welfare or the need to reform the existing labour laws.”
Some say that BJP's grand
vision of 10 per cent GDP growth has made the party forget about one
crucial aspect of the economy i.e. the labour force. The BJP
leadership, however, at the Centre has projected itselfas being a
pro-business and industry- friendly.''
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