Some women workers of a closed factory here raised slogans against Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday alleging that the local MP did not give any positive assurance when they met her.

Demanding jobs, they shouted slogans outside the guest house where Ms. Gandhi was staying during her visit to the constituency.

The workers alleged that the textiles and carpets factory was non-operational for the past eight to nine months. “We met Soniaji but she did not give any assurance saying the matter is sub judice and she could not do anything as of now,” said Ranjana Tiwari, a factory worker.

She said 900 women were employed in the factory. “We will campaign against Sonia (Gandhi) if the factory is not made operational,” she added.

A delegation of ITI staff also met Ms. Gandhi. - PTI