Left Calls For State-Wide Strike Over Demonetisation Row


Kolkata: Atleast 17 organizations of the Left front party have called for a 12 hour state-wide strike on November 28 protesting against the demonetization row.

Left front chairman Biman Basu announced after a press conference at Alimuddin headquarters about the state wide strike on November 28. But the banks and ATM services would be exempted from the strike. The business and economical society is expecting a big amount of loss due to this announcement.

Biman Basu on such fears stated that the common people, from villagers working on fields (farmers) to the tea garden workers are suffering due to the demonetization attempt of the central government Hence, such a protest.

On the other hand, the Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) has already called for a protest rally on Monday, the same day itself. The citizens are likely to face chaos on that day where both ruling as well as the opposition has called for ‘protests’ in their own way.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted that, “In Delhi at the meeting of Opposition parties, a Bandh was never discussed or agreed to. We do not support any Bandh called. People are suffering so I appeal to all to help citizens and stand by them at this hour of crisis.”

Pradesh Congress President Adhik Ranjan Chowdhury has lend his support to the ‘bandh’ called by the left. But Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim did not support this ‘bandh’. He said that the people neither supported bandhs previously, nor will they support it today.


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