Trade unions, scribes come out in Hazare’s support

August 24th, 2011 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Aug 23 (IANS) Trade unions and journalists of Uttar Pradesh were the latest to come out in open support of Anna Hazare here Tuesday.

Hundreds of employees from different public sector organisations marched down the city roads to the Jhule Lal Park along the Gomti river to express their solidarity with Hazare’s followers who continued with their indefinite fast for the eighth day.

Trade union leader Kaushal Kishore also participated in the march.

Led by prominent trade union leader Uma Shankar Misra, a large band of employees of the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) took ut a procession raising pro-Anna slogans.

Later addressing the gathering at the Jhule Lal Park, Misra assured the protestors of full support of Hind Mazdoor Sabha which he heads in Uttar Pradesh.

Expressing his solidarity with the anti-corruption movement launched by Anna Hazare, All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) general secretary Shiv Gopal Misra has directed his local unit to extend support to Hazare’s supporters in Lucknow.

“Our activists will take out a procession in support of Anna’s campaign in Lucknow on Wednesday,” Misra told IANS over telephone from New Delhi.

Uttar Pradesh Accredited Correspondents Committee has also resolved to take out a protest march here Wednesday as a mark of solidarity with Anna’s anti-corruption movement.

“We have also sought inclusion of corporate and media houses under the ambit of the proposed anti-corruption law,” its general secretary Yogesh Misra said.

UP Bank Employees Federation was already behind the Anna movement. Federation general secretary R.K. Agrawal, who is also convenor of India Against Corruption (IAC), said that more trade unions representing several government institutions have expressed their solidarity with their movement.

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