Some old revolutionaries, now very much in the company of very old revisionists, are allergic of agitations. They are in the fools paradise to believe that what ever is granted by the government to the pensioners is out of charity or due to the lip service of these people. The desperation and jealousy of these people are quite understandable, that these people had proposed a ‘Delhi March’ in October, 2013 on the issue of 78.2% IDA merger and shamelessly withdrew stating ‘file is moving’. Now, AIBDPA’s Sanchar Bhawan March,participated by about 1000 comrades from all parts of the country (we have not claimed any where ‘thousands of’) becoming a resounding success, these people have become in defensive, so the outbursts.
We have been demanding Rs.2500 as Fixes Medical Allowance to DOT pensioners, among other demands, since formation of our AIBDPA ( now 2000+DA as demanded in the common memorandum to the 7th Pay Commission) and several agitations were conducted, the last being the Sanchar Bhawan March on 20th November,2014 and notice for the same was served well in advance to the authorities.
Every agitation has its effect and impact, sooner or later.