Kolkata: West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose today declared ‘Bangla Bandh’ for six hours on April 13 over the panchayat polls violence.
Alleging that the State Election Commission is acting like a puppet in the hands of the ruling TMC, Bose said, the Left Front led by the CPI(M) will carry out an indefinite sit-in outside the SEC office.
“The TMC is terrorising our candidates and is asking them to withdraw their nominations. The SEC is just a mute spectator and is acting as a puppet in the hands of the ruling TMC,” he alleged on tuesday.
“We will go for an indefinite demonstration. It will continue except April 14 and April 15. Tomorrow we have convened a meeting of the Left parties to decide whether to go for a general strike in case the situation does not improve,” he said.