Punjab

Capt Amarinder dismayed at another Punjab EGS teacher immolation bid

Punjab Tribune Bureau | December 23, 2016 01:53 PM

Chandigarh : Punjab Congress president Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday expressed dismay at the self-immolation bid of another EGS teacher, and assured the state’s agitating teachers that he would look into their demands once his party comes back to power after the Assembly elections.

In a statement issued here, Captain Amarinder said he was aggrieved and shocked to hear about the reported attempt of yet another protesting EGS teacher in Bathinda. It may be recalled that an ESG teacher had attempted suicide two days ago in pursuance of the demand for regularization.

 

Promises to look into demands of teachers on coming to power in state

Teachers in Punjab, including EGS and ETT, have been fighting for their rights for a long time but the Badal government has fastidiously ignored their problems and taken no steps at all to address them, said Captain Amarinder.

The situation has been escalated by the Badals, who have been too busy promoting their own vested interests at the cost of the welfare of the people, said the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee (PPCC) president.

He urged the protesting teachers not to resort to such extreme measures, promising that he would look into their genuine demands once he takes over the reins of the state government. “I will leave no stone unturned to alleviate the problems of the teachers, who deserve the respect of every member of the society, including the government,” said Captain Amarinder.

Pointing out that even ETT teachers, demanding filling up of vacancies, have been in agitation mode against the Badal government’s anti-teacher policy, Captain Amarinder blamed the Badals for pushing the teachers to the brink of desperation with their apathetic attitude towards their woes.

It was unfortunate, said Captain Amarinder, that every section of Punjab’s society was being made to suffer such pain and problems under the Badal rule. He reiterated his commitment to bring the lost smiles back to the faces of the people of the state.

This sorry state of affairs cannot be allowed to continue, said Captain Amarinder, asserting that things would start falling back on track from the moment the  Congress forms the government in the state.

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