The Koyla Khadan Shramik Congress (KKMC) and the RSS-affiliated Bharatiya Mazdoor (BMS) were against the strike and continued work as usual.
A similar protest also took place in Jharkhand's Ranchi on Thursday. According to Rajiv Ranjan, Secretary of the Akhil Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, workers are protesting against the privatisation of CIL. "We demand that the authorities put a stop to commercial coal mining in our country. We ask that the Central Mine Planning and Design Institute (CMPDI) not be separated from CIL and the decision made by the high power committee regarding contractual workers be enforced," he added.
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