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Congress criticises CITU agitation

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KOLLAM, FEB. 17. The DCC president, Sooranad Rajashekaran, has said the cashew workers agitation launched by the CITU was nothing but a ritual aimed at fund collection and luring votes for the coming Lok Sabha elections.

The CITU had launched the agitation with the full knowledge that the public sector cashew factories would be reopened this month, he told reporters here today.

Mr. Rajashekaran said the LDF was exploiting the cashew sector crisis created by it during their rule. Though the CITU was alleging large-scale exploitation of cashew workers by the private sector, it had not cared to attend any of the meetings called by the Labour Department to chart out measures for countering such exploitation. This was tantamount to the CITU taking a stand, which helped the private sector.

He said the LDF rule had ruined the Kerala State Cashew Development Corporation (KSCDC) and the Capex. During the period the KSCDC had incurred a liability of Rs. 130 crores. However, the UDF Government took up the burden in spite of the grave financial crisis the State had been facing. He demanded the LDF to call off the agitation and cooperate with the UDF Government.

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