LF Sticks to Victoria Protest Plan

Published: 10th December 2014 05:57 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2014 05:57 AM   |  A+A-

KOLKATA: The CPM-led Left Front(LF) has decided to go ahead with its sit-in in front of the Victoria House on Thursday, despite the city police denying permission for the same. 

“Irrespective of whether there is permission or not, we will stage the sit-in in front of Victoria House,” Left Front chairman Biman Bose said on Tuesday. The decision was taken after assessing the turnout at the two LF rallies last week and pressure from the party workers, who wanted to take to the streets to protest against the ruling Trinamool Congress(TMC). 

It would also be a protest against the decisions and policies of the BJP Government at the Centre, including the failure to bring back black money from abroad, check violence against minorities, end discrimination against women and the FDI in insurance sector.

The LF, however, said it would not  move the Calcutta High Court against the police decision to deny it permission to stage the sit-in. 

The BJP had moved the court thrice and ultimately succeeded in holding party chief Amit Shah’s rally at the same venue on November 30 after the city police denied permission for the same, citing it was where  the TMC’s Martyrs’ Day was observed on July 21 each year.

The police cited the same reason for not  granting permission to the Left Front demonstration.

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