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Millowners to the Rescue?

The success of the agitation against the agreement between the Rashtriya Mill Mazdoor Sangh and the Millowners' Association on the introduction of a seven-day week in textile mills in Bombay has exceeded the expectations of its organisers. Certainly, it has dealt another blow to the political fortunes of the Bombay Pradesh Congress Committee president, Rajni Patel, who is also president of the RMMS. After the Congress debacle in the Bombay Municipal Corporation elections in March, the BPCC president and his group have been frantically looking for opportunities to demonstrate their political influence in the city. The agreement over the seven-day week was seized upon with the same end in view.  

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