Singareni workers stage protests opposing privatisation of coal mines

Responding to the call given by former MP K Kavitha, coal mine workers affiliated to TBGKS staged protests the protests

By Author  |  Published: 26th Jun 2020  8:59 pm

Hyderabad: TRS affiliated Telangana Boggu Ghani Karmika Sangham (TBGKS) on Friday took to the streets staging protests against the privatisation of 42 coal mines across the country. They staged protests at all the mines of Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) against the Centre’s decision and burnt its effigies.

Responding to the call given by former MP K Kavitha, coal mine workers affiliated to TBGKS staged protests the protests. TBGKS president Raji Reddy, TRSKV president Ram Babu Yadav, and members of Telangana Boggu Ghani Karmika Sangham (TBGKS) staged protests in front of the SCCL headquarters in Lakdikapul of Hyderabad and burnt the effigy of the Central government.

TBGKS activists, coal mine workers participated in a huge number and alleged that the Centre’s decision to privatise the coal mines was against the interests of the public undertakings. They also burnt the effigies of the Union government and also demanded the Central government to withdraw their decision for privatisation of coal mines and e-auction of coal mines against interests of public sec.

Kavitha, who was the former honorary president of TGBKS strongly opposed the Centre’s decision to privatise Singareni Collieries, which is one of the profit-making public sector undertakings. The coal mine workers will participate in the 24-hour strike on July 2, to highlight the issue and attract the nation’s attention.


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