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Maoists call 24-hour Bharat bandh to protest Obama visit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were out to sell the country to American imperialism and Obama's visit to the country was just another step in the process, Maoists leader Kishenji has alleged.

kolkata Updated: Nov 02, 2010 19:04 IST

Maoists on Tuesday called for a 24-hour nationwide shutdown on November eight to protest against the visit of US President Barack Obama.

"The Maoist Central Committee will observe a 24-hour Bharat Bandh on November 8," Maoist Central Committee member Kishenji said over the phone from an undisclosed location.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were out to sell the country to American imperialism and Obama's visit to the country was just another step in the process, Kishenji alleged.

The elusive Maoist leader also termed CPI-M's protest programmes over Obama's visit on the same date as a "drama".

"Today's CPI-M and all other Communist parties in the country have turned into an integral part of the capitalist culture to exploit people," he claimed.