Women wall: Will not force govt employees to take part
Thiruvananthapuram: Finance minister Thomas Issac on Wednesday said that no government employees will be forced to take part in the ‘women wall’. It is expected that those with social sense and responsibility will participate. Those with a stance otherwise, need not take part, minister further said.
All those raising allegations similar to those during salary challenge can continue. The government is not planning to respond to any of it, he said.
At the same time, opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala has wrote to state chief secretary demanding to withdraw the order that allotted money from the treasury and other government facilities for the conduct of women wall. In the letter, he alleged that the order is similar to that was issued for the salary challenge.
The salary challenge order that was issued to create communalism within the employees was cancelled by the supreme court. Similarly, government has issued the order that states Kudumbashree workers, Asha workers, MGNREGA workers and others should compulsorily take part in women wall. This is against humanity and democracy, Chennithala alleged.
Also conducting such a show at a time when the state is struggling to resurrect from recent the catastrophic floods is wrong. Hence the order should be immediately withdrawn, he demanded.