Thrissur: The motor workers organisations have planned to hold a statewide strike on January 6 (Saturday) if the Motor Vehicle Act Bill 2017 (Amendment Bill) is presented in the Rajya Sabha in the ongoing Parliament session. As a prelude to this, the protestors will hold a protest march on January 5.

Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari had said that the government expected the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill to be cleared in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing session of Parliament. The protestors want the bill to be withdrawn as it was not friendly to the workers.