Left Front to hold rally against inflation, n-deal

August 19th, 2008 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) West Bengal’s Left Front (LF) will hold a rally Sep 1 to protest issues like rise in prices of essential commodities, union government’s foreign policy and the India-US nuclear deal. “We have taken a decision to take out a state-wide protest rally Sep 1. The rally would be divided into two parts - one will be taken out here in Kolkata and the other in Siliguri town,” state Left Front chairman Biman Bose told a press conference here Tuesday.

“We’ll raise the issue of inflation, price rise, UPA (United Progressive Alliance) government’s foreign policy and the India-US nuclear deal in the rally,” he added.

He said people coming from south Bengal districts would take part in the protest rally in Kolkata and people in north Bengal would participate in the Siliguri rally.

“We hope to attract a record number of supporters in the rally as common people are very much affected by these problems,” Bose said.

He said supporters from all the four Left parties - the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), the Forward Bloc (FB), the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) - will participate in the rally.

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