Cong, Trinamool call Bengal bandh tomorrow
The bandh has been called to protest against the alleged terror unleashed by CPI(M) cadres and police at Nandigram.india Updated: Jan 07, 2007 16:21 IST
The Congress and Trinamool Congress on Sunday separately called Bengal bandh on Monday in protest against the alleged terror unleashed by CPI(M) cadres and police at Nandigram over acquisition of land for SEZ by Indonesia's Salim Group.
While the Congress called a 24-hour bandh, the Trinamool Congress-led 'Krishijami Bachao Committee' (Save Farmland Committee) has given a call for a 12-hour bandh.
Congress Working President Pradip Bhattacharjee said that the bandh was called to protest aginst the "terror created by CPI(M) cadres" at Nandigram in East Midnapore district.
Mukul Roy, general secretary of the Trinamool Congress, said the agitation against "forcible acquisition of farmland cannot be cowed down by use of force by the police and CPI(M) hooligans".
The atrocities on the farmers were launched at the instance of Chief Minister Buddhadev Bhattacharjee, Roy alleged.
Both the Congress and the Trinamool kept the IT sector out of the purview of the bandh.
The Trinamool Congress headed Bhumi Uchched Birodhi (Land Eviction Resistence) Committee has already called a 24-hour Nandigram bandh on Sunday. The Committee also include left opposition party SUCI, Muslim group Jamaat-e-ulema-e-Hind and some Naxalite outfits.