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Agitation for jobs in plant

Around 30 displaced people laid siege to the official resident of the executive director of Bokaro steel plant (BSL) in Sector V on Thursday morning, seeking jobs in the PSU and other facilities for affected people.

Under the banner of Bokaro Bisthapit Sangha, a union of displaced people, the agitators assembled in front of the main gate of the house around 9.30am and sat on a dharna.

They shouted slogans against the BSL management and demanded that all promises made during a tripartite meeting among displaced, district administration and PSU officials be fulfilled at the earliest. The protesters did not allow anyone to enter or exit the house, forcing BSL executive director Shitanshu Prasad to seek help from the administration.

Around 10.30am, Chas SDO S.N. Ram, with a large contingent of police, rushed to the spot and pacified the demonstrators. The displaced people withdrew their protest after Ram promised to hold a tripartite meeting to look into their demands soon.

ďThe administration will hold a meeting with the displaced and BSL officials in the second week of July. Their demands for jobs and other facilities will be taken up,Ē Ram told The Telegraph.

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