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Contract workers to gherao Kejriwal’s house

Contract workers demand regularisation, sweeper compensation and suspension of contract practice as per ruling party’s election promises

Sabrangindia 25 Oct 2021

chief minister AK

Delhi’s Stop Contract Work Samyukta Morcha, a non-political organisation of 80 unions and social groups, will gherao (protest by surrounding) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on 25 October, 2021 to remind him of the pending promises made by the Kejriwal-government during elections.

At 11:30 AM on Monday workers in the city will assemble outside the Minister’s house and demand regularisation of contract workers, compensation for sweepers and the complete suspension of the contract labour practice. Jai Kisan Andolan leader Yogendra Yadav will also take part in this protest.

In 2015, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) declared in its election manifesto to regularise services of contract employees. However, after winning elections, the government only put a restriction on the termination of services of any contract employee.

Later in 2019, Kejriwal again promised the Delhi government will make every contract worker a full-time worker within 24 hours of gaining full statehood. According to the Millenium Post, Kejriwal also took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rally for AAP's East Delhi candidate Atishi stating, “Do not think I am making false promises here… I am an educated person and I do not have a false degree.”

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Contract workers to gherao Kejriwal’s house

Contract workers demand regularisation, sweeper compensation and suspension of contract practice as per ruling party’s election promises

chief minister AK

Delhi’s Stop Contract Work Samyukta Morcha, a non-political organisation of 80 unions and social groups, will gherao (protest by surrounding) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on 25 October, 2021 to remind him of the pending promises made by the Kejriwal-government during elections.

At 11:30 AM on Monday workers in the city will assemble outside the Minister’s house and demand regularisation of contract workers, compensation for sweepers and the complete suspension of the contract labour practice. Jai Kisan Andolan leader Yogendra Yadav will also take part in this protest.

In 2015, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) declared in its election manifesto to regularise services of contract employees. However, after winning elections, the government only put a restriction on the termination of services of any contract employee.

Later in 2019, Kejriwal again promised the Delhi government will make every contract worker a full-time worker within 24 hours of gaining full statehood. According to the Millenium Post, Kejriwal also took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a rally for AAP's East Delhi candidate Atishi stating, “Do not think I am making false promises here… I am an educated person and I do not have a false degree.”

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