Anganwadi workers to continue their agitation

Anganwadi workers to continue their agitation

Submitted by alvin on Tue, 2017-03-21 17:02 Bengaluru: Contrary to reports that anganwadi workers will call off their strike after the chief minister promised to discuss their issue on April 19, anganwadi workers have decided to continue their agitation at Freedom Park.More than 10,000 anganwadi workers from various parts of the state have descended on the state capital demanding a hike in their honorarium.They had been sleeping on the road near Freedom Park since Monday night demanding a decent pay for their services. Their plight had caught the attention of the whole State.After Opposition parties decided to stage a protest against the government, chief minister held a meeting with leaders of various unions. The meeting was attended by Nidumamidi swamiji, leaders Marulasiddappa, Maruti Manpade, Varalakshmi and minister Umashree. The chief minister promised to convene a meeting on April 19 to evolve a solution.However, Varalakshmi president of Ananganwadi Workers' Association said that chief minister has refused to consider their demand in view of code of conduct due to by-polls in Gundlupet and Nanjangud constituencies. "Hence, we would like to continue our agitation. We will not withdraw it at any cost," she added.Traffic has been thrown out of gear in and around majestic area as the anganwadi workers have blocked the road.​