Left Front protests outside Parliament, supports strike called by trade unions

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 21, 2013 10:30 hrs

The Left Front staged a protest outside Parliament here on Thursday to lend support to the nation-wide strike organized by the trade unions.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury and Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja protested outside Parliament supporting the strike instigated by the trade unions.

"Our complete solidarity and support with the demands raised by the working class and the other exploited sections of our country. Sections, which actually create the wealth of the country, their genuine demands are not being accepted by the government despite a long notice given to them," said Yechury.

"And, despite according to law a strike notice given and because of the obduracy of the government they had no other option then to go on strike and expressing our solidarity with them and our support to them we have decided, the left party members of the parliament that we will not participate in the proceedings of the Parliament today."

Yechury further said 'according to our principles of political morality no member of the left party will sign the attendance register to claim the allowance today so we are expressing our complete solidarity with the working class of the country'.

The trade unions are against economic reforms in the banking, insurance, retail and aviation sectors. In addition, they are also protesting against price rise of fuel. (ANI)

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