CPI(M) critical of decision to drop May Day from holiday list
By Our Correspondent, 06/11/2018, Agartala

BJP-led Tripura government has dropped May Day or International Labour Day from its list of state’s ‘regular holidays’ and scheduled it under ‘restricted holidays’, sparking criticism by the opposition CPI(M) in the state.

A notification issued by Under-Secretary S K Debbarma on Saturday said the government employees would be allowed to avail four holidays in a year from the list of 12 ‘restricted holidays’, including the May Day.

Opposing the move, the CPI(M) demanded reinstatement of May Day in the list of the ‘regular holidays’.The party, in a statement issued here on Sunday, said, the move would “adversely affect the interests of working

people as May Day signifies labour rights, which were earned through struggle”.Nripen Chakraborty, Tripura’s first chief minister, included May Day in the list of ‘government holidays’ in 1978.