Largest Ever Strike in India Shakes Up Modi Govt

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11.01.2020 – India – Pressenza India

Largest Ever Strike in India Shakes Up Modi Govt
Besides industries, employees in banks, transport, ports, government offices, scheme workers and farmers and rural labourers stopped work.

by Subodh Varma 08 Jan 2020

India woke up on January 8, to witness the largest-ever strike with an estimated 25 crore (250 million) workers, employees, farmers and rural labourers stopping work and hitting the streets to protest against the Modi government’s economic policies and divisive politics.

Reports coming in from various states indicate that the strike was complete in the country’s massive public sector across sectors, such as steel, coal, other mining, defence production, port & dock, oil & natural gas, telecom, power generation, etc. Ancillary industries also were mostly shut.

Besides this, workers in the private sector across engineering, automobile and components, telecom, metals, textiles and garments, power and many other sectors were on strike.

Transport was affected throughout the country as trucks, buses…

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