WB Panchayat Polls: Left parties To Hold Protest Over Violence


Kolkata: The Left parties in West Bengal will hold a two-day-long demonstration in the city from March 3 to protest against the alleged violence by the TMC workers, ahead of the panchayat elections.

The ruling party is only bothered about winning the polls even if it comes at the cost of the democratic rights of the masses, a joint statement by 17 Left parties said.

The nomination filing for the panchayat polls was marred by violence and clashes between the ruling TMC and opposition parties, resulting in the death of four people.

Earlier the Left Front gave a call for a six-hour general strike in West Bengal from 6 am on April 13 in protest against “throttling of people’s rights” during filing of nominations for panchayat elections in the state.

The opposition parties, including the constituents of the Left Front, have been alleging that widespread violence has been committed by activists of ruling Trinamool Congress in several parts of the state during filing of nomination for the panchayat polls.