Saturday, January 28, 2012

Center should probe Yanam incidents: Lok Satta

Lok Satta Party President Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan today asked the State Government to prevail upon the Union Government to institute a thorough inquiry into the Yanam incidents. Although Yanam forms part of Puducherry Union Territory, Andhra Pradesh has a stake in it as yanam’s economy is intertwined with the Godavari districts of AP.

In a media statement, Dr. JP said that a central agency should probe whether any vested interests instigated trouble at Yanam for personal gain. Vested interests to whichever side they belonged should be punished

Dr. JP said the Yanam incidents resulting in loss of two precious lives and injuries to many were extremely sad. Such incidents would vitiate industrial climate, disrupt economic growth and sap people’s faith in the country’s future.

For last 15 years, managements and labor all over the country have forsaken the path of confrontation and been working together in mutual interest. As a result, profitability and productivity of enterprises and workers’ incomes have gone up.

The recent events at Maruti’s car factory at Manesar in Gurgaon and at Regency Ceramics in Yanam are, therefore, extremely unfortunate. Unless we learn the right lessons quickly and take vigorous preventive steps now, these isolated incidents could undermine national morale and affect economic growth and employment adversely.

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