New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) A day after prominent cycle manufacturer Atlas Cycles shut its factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday slammed the government saying its economic package for industries was just a mere announcement and that it is the government’s duty to save jobs.
In a series of tweets, Priyanka said, “Yesterday, on the occasion of World Cycle Day, Ghaziabad factory of Atlas Cycles was closed. Over 1,000 people became unemployed in a single step. Heard in the government advertisements that so much package, MoUs and employment. But in reality the jobs are ending and the factories are closing down.”
“To save people’s jobs, the government will have to clarify its policies and plans,” said Priyanka, who is also party in-charge for eastern Uttar Pradesh.
Her remarks came a day after workers at the Atlas factory found a notice about the shutting down of the factory pasted at the main gate.