oi-Briti Roy Barman
Kolkata, Feb 11: Left Front Chairman Biman Bose on Thursday introduced a 12- hour West Bengal bandh by the Left and affiliate events from 6 AM on Friday in protest in opposition to the conflict that occurred with Congress occasion employees throughout a rally to Nabanna in Kolkata as they tried to interrupt barricades on their technique to state secretariat.
“Left calls for 12-hour bandh in West Bengal on Friday from 6 AM to six PM to protest over as we speak’s incident whereby left occasion members have been crushed up and water cannons have been used in opposition to them by police throughout march to Nabanna in Kolkata,” Biman Bose mentioned in an announcement slamming Congress with which it has shaped an electoral alliance for the approaching meeting elections within the state.
“The manner police unleashed atrocities on the contributors within the march to Nabanna, it created a scenario considerably akin to the historic Jallianwala Bagh incident,” Bose additional mentioned.
The Left Front chairman claimed that greater than 150 college students and younger women and men have been injured within the police motion whereas collaborating within the ‘Nabanna abhiyan’ programme of the coed and youth wings of the Left and Congress demanding jobs and higher schooling services.
The march to Nabanna began at College Street however was stopped by the police on SN Banerjee Road within the Esplanade space. As the activists tried to move additional by breaking the heavy steel barricades, police used water cannons.
Amid slogans in opposition to the Mamata Banerjee authorities, the Left-wing youths and college students tried to climb up the barricades, following which police started a baton-charge and likewise fired tear-gas shells.
Some police officers have been additionally reported to be injured within the clashes. CPI(M) politburo member Mohammad Salim alleged that the Mamata Banerjee authorities is completely depending on the police power to suppress protests and calls for by the individuals.
“Why is she afraid of receiving a memorandum from jobless youths,” he requested in a press convention on the CPI(M) headquarters right here after the incident. Condemning the assaults on the agitators, Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pradip Bhattacharya mentioned that the Trinamool Congress authorities has misplaced the individuals’s religion and violent suppression of protests is a sign of that.