Guwahati: Guwahati’s G.S Road turn into a sea of protesters after mid-day meal cooks who lost their jobs after the duty of providing meals to students was shifted to NGOs have launched a massive protest in front of Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya’s residence.
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“We will give our blood, but we won’t give the mid-day meals to NGO’s, shouted the protesters, demanding the Education Minister to bring back the system of cooking meals within the school premises itself.
The protesters surrounded Bhattacharya’s residence in GS Road early in the morning and thousands of disgruntled former employees joined the mass protest. The flow of traffic was interrupted and hundreds of vehicles were left stranded on the road amid the teeming masses of protesters. The protesters squatted on the roads and raised cries to the high heavens.
Most of the protesters broke down in front of education minister’s residence as many of the cooks complained that they have lost their source of livelihoods. The protesters are demanding the Government to return their jobs.