Left calls 12-yr WB bandh on Sept 20

Last Updated: Sun, Sep 16, 2012 09:51 hrs
Left calls 12-yr WB bandh on Sept 20

New Delhi, Sept 16 (IBNS) Besides a nationwide protest with other parties, the Left Front has called a West Bengal strike on Sept 20 to against hike in diesel price and the new Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) reforms by the centre.

This was announced by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Prakash Karat in New Delhi on Sunday.

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has also called a strike the same day.

Earlier, several Left parties along with Samajwadi Party, BJD and Telugu Desam Party said it would hold nationwide protest on Sept 20 against the sweeping FDI reforms and diesel price hike by the United Progressive Alliance.

The leaders of the Samajwadi Party, Communist Party of India-Marxist, Communist Party of India, Telugu Desam Party, Biju Janata Dal (BJD), Janata Dal (S), All India Forward Bloc and Revolutionary Socialist Party in a statement said the UPA government has stuck cruel blows on the people one after another with the decisions on diesel hike, cap on subsidized LPG cylinders for households and anti-people FDI policies in multi-brand retail.

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