Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Dec 29 (ANI): The Anganwadi and Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) workers and guest teachers have been sitting on strike in Bhopal’s Shahjahani Park in protest against the Madhya Pradesh government and demanded permanent employment and pay hike. Also Read - Gujarat Local Body Election 2021 Updates: Polling Underway, 7% Voter Turnout Till 9 AM in Taluka Panchayats

The workers are on strike since past three days. Leader of Opposition Ajay Singh has also joined the protest. Also Read - Coronavirus: 5 States Witness Spurt in Cases in 24 Hours, Maharashtra Extends Lockdown in 2 Districts | Key Points

The Delhi government has already hiked the salaries of Anganwadi workers to over Rs 9000 a month. In Kerala, Anganwadi workers earn Rs 10,000 a month. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre, States Discuss Fresh Spurt in Cases; Nationwide Lockdown on Cards Again?

The Gujarat government had announced a 50 percent hike in the salaries of ASHA workers in the state.

More details are awaited. (ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.