Congress and Trinamool Congress members in the Lok Sabha on Monday made a strong plea for a fair deal to around 50 lakh LIC agents in the country, protesting against a move by the Corporation to deregister their services.

Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Jai Prakash Agarwal (Cong) said these agents have been doing valuable work of spreading the insurance net far and wide without being provided any office accommodation and get an average meagre monthly commission of Rs.3,000.

He was supported by several party members including Datta Meghe and those from Trinamool Congress.

BJP member Bishnu Pada Ray demanded that the honorarium for angawadi workers in Andaman and Nicobar islands be raised substantially.

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