Mumbai: Gopal Shetty, MP from North Mumbai, has demanded that in memory of late George Fernandes a memorial should be built in Mumbai. He has handed over the letter of demand to Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Mumbai Mayor Viswanathan Mahadeshwar. The letter written by Shetty has condoled the death of late leader George Fernandes.
The letter mentions that Fernandes played an important role in the Mumbai Workers Movement in 1950. He founded a union to struggle for street fighters. He challenged many multinational companies like Coca-Cola etc. He earned the respect right from ordinary taxis workers to government workers. So his memorial should be built at the ‘Kamgaar Maidan ‘ in Lower Parel, Mumbai. Shetty said it would be a tribute to George Fernandes, who had organized the workers of Mumbai in the 1950’s movement.