Trade unions have declared a two-day Bharat bandh starting from today, calling for nationwide strike demanding various demands. Several trade unions, bank employee unions, farmers’ bodies and teachers’ associations are taking part in the strike against the Narendra Modi government, which has been supported by the left parties. The Bandh has hit normal life in various parts of the country, with buses, taxis, autos largely remaining unavailable for commuters.
Since morning today, the Congress sympathisers, supporters and alliance partners are painting a grim picture about the imagined losses that India’s trade community and MSMEs had to bear due to Modi government’s policies. A coordinated attempt has been designed and executed to establish the authenticity of the Bandh as well as justify its necessity. Congress and other opposition parties have claimed that the Bandh has been a spontaneous protest and not politically motivated.
However, the synchronised efforts to tarnish Modi government betrayed political connotations when a Letter exposing direct involvement of Congress President Rahul Gandhi came to the fore. Rahul solicited Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)’s support for a platform to amplify the grievances faced by traders and unions across the country based on a survey conducted by Congress itself. As a result, Mr Reddy, INTUC president obliged and extended INTUC’s support to the Congress party.
#BharatBandh is as ‘Political’ as it can get, it has nothing to do with people suffering, it is sponsored #Bandh #INTUC chief has just responded to #HisMaster‘sVoice, @INCIndia Prez requested its affiliated union to ‘Amplify’ protest, #Intuc chief obliged for ‘political gains’ pic.twitter.com/EWOo004inK
— Sachin Singh (@sachinsingh1010) January 8, 2019
With this letter, the veracity of the Bharat Bandh stands exposed. In a nutshell, Rahul Gandhi sought INTUC’s support to stage a protest on their behest. The INTUC chief happily obliged and allowed his platform to be used for scoring political brownie points.
This essentially means that the entire protest was designed in the Indian National Congress’ headquarters and to lend authenticity to their manufactured ‘protest’, Rahul Gandhi sought solidarity from Trade unions. The Bandh spearheaded by trade unions lent the much-needed credence to the protest and gave a semblance of authenticity that the protest is spontaneous and not provoked by external political influences.
However, much to the Congress’ chagrin, the letter exposes the political underpinnings behind the Bandh call and destroys any vestiges of authenticity associated with the protest.
With this exposé, another Congress lie has been busted. The desperation among Congress leaders to get back to power appears palpable. Earlier, the Supreme Court had rejected the fabrications conjured up by Congress regarding the Rafale deal. Their lies in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper scams are slowly being unravelled by the alleged middleman Christian Michel.