The Left and Congress workers on Thursday took out a march against the state government in Nabanna, Kolkata, seeking employment.
Kolkata| The political atmosphere has heated up before the assembly elections in West Bengal. Today the Left and Congress have called for a 12-hour bandh in Bengal. Party workers have started demonstrations in different districts by blocking the road and railway tracks. The protesters allege that the Bengal Police on Thursday lathi-charged the students while they were taking out a march demanding employment. In protest against this, the Left and Congress have called for 12-hour Bandh. Left Front chairman Biman Bose said that the bandh would start from 6 am in the morning till 6 in the evening.
Railway workers have blocked the railway track at Kachrapara railway station in North 24 Parganas. CPI (M) members blocked Ghosh Para Road in Shyamnagar. Activists said that Mamata Banerjee’s government is trying to suppress the voice of the youth. In Kolkata, activists have blocked the road near Sukanta Bridge. A large number of police forces have been deployed during this period.
The Left and Congress workers on Thursday took out a march against the state government in Nabanna, Kolkata, seeking employment. During this time, it is alleged that the police lathi-charged the workers and used water cannon. Several workers were also injured. Left activists say that this 12-hour bandh is against police atrocities.
Government issued notice
The West Bengal government has opposed this bandh. By issuing a notice, all government employees have been ordered to be present in the office. Employees have been told that no casual leave will be given on this day and the excuse of traffic jam will not be allowed. If someone is absent, action will be taken against him.