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Left parties burn Obama's effigy

punjab Updated: Jan 24, 2015 21:48 IST
HT Correspondent

Protesting against US President Barack Obama's visit to India on the Republic Day, the activists of CPI, CPI (M), SUCI and other frontal organisations of left parties burnt Obama's effigy here on Saturday and raised slogans against the US president.

A large number of left activists, including women, gathered near Krantiman Park and took out a procession to protest against against Obama;s visit to India.

Later they burnt the US president's effigy near Fawaara Chowk here.

The left party activists claimed that they apprehended that some agreements would be signed during Obama's visit which may harm the country. They made an appeal to other parties and like-minded organisations to express their resentment against the imperialistic and capitalistic policies of the US.

They slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for inviting the US President to India and "putting the interests of the country on the stake and helping imperialistic hegemony of America".