Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh linked BMS (Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh) got furious and slammed "Harvard University-educated" economic advisers on various government bodies. They said that the economic advisers have no connection to the ground realities in India.
BMS is the largest central trade union organization in India which was founded by Dattopant Thengadi on 23 July 1955.
On the second day of the meet of BMS office-bearers, Brijesh Upadhyay, the National General Secretary said,
The organisation, along with other labourers' associations, would take out a "Parliament March" on November 17 in New Delhi.
The objective of the march is to pressurize the government to seek solutions to the economic issues that are been faced by the working-class men.
Criticizing the economic advisers of the government, the BMS leader said they were not aware of the ground realities in the country.
He further said,
Not one of these advisers or consultants has a connect with the ground realities. This Harvard University- educated people, with knowledge limited to the small states there, apply it in a huge country like India, which is not practical at all.
He went on to add,
All advisers on government forums should be "changed" and the real stakeholders with a connection with the ground realities should be brought into policy-making.
Condemning the government's disinvestment policy, he further said,
The government is pursuing a strategic sale and disinvestment of the public sector (undertakings). The BMS is not opposed to the private sector. But the public sector carries social and governmental obligations ... The government should impose the same obligations on the private sector.
Exhibiting the rage against them, Upadhyay said,
The strategic sale and disinvestment of the public sector indicates that the government's policies are being shaped by the private sector. The BMS demands this strategic sale and disinvestment be stopped immediately.
He also said that the government should not copy "western economic policies".
Information source: business-standard