The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:


The workers of the Neyveli Lignite Corporation are on an indefinite strike against the disinvestment of shares announced by the Central government. 27,000 workers and employees have been on strike for eleven days demanding a halt to the disinvestment.


The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) congratulates the workers for this united strike struggle. The CPI(M) extends its full support to the struggle and the demand of the workers raised unitedly by all the trade unions.


The Neyveli workers are raising a demand which is in the national interest, that the policy of disinvestment in public sector be stopped. The Government of India should forthwith rescind the decision to disinvest shares of this profitable navaratna company.