West Bengal Left Front starts seven-day protestBy IANS
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
KOLKATA - West Bengal’s Left Front led by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday started a seven-day sit-in to protest against the countrywide price rise and the alleged Maoist-Trinamool Congress nexus in the state.
As part of the programme set to end Nov 30, the front will observe labour workers day, women’s day, farmer’s day, student-youth day, teachers and teaching staff day, north Bengal day and Sunderbans day.
During the labour-workers day, women’s day and farmer’s day the Left Front leaders and workers will raise their voice against the atrocities committed against workers in both the organised and unorganised sectors.
The front will also protest against the central government’s “lack of political will” to reserve 33 percent seats in both state assemblies and parliament for women, said a media statement.
The statement also said that the front would protest against the killing of teachers and students and the violent situation created by the Maoists and Trinamool Congress in the western districts of the state.
The Left Front statement also demanded that a national master plan be formulated to protect the natural beauty of the mangrove forests of Sunderbans.