Left party activists hold demonstration against price rise
Left party activists today staged a massive demonstration in New Delhi as part of their nation-wide agitation to protest the government's policies and its "failure" to check rising prices of essential commodities.Updated: Apr 08, 2010, 13:13 IST
Left party activists on Thursday staged a massive demonstration here as part of their nation-wide agitation to protest the government's policies and its "failure" to check rising prices of essential commodities.
Top Left leaders Prakash Karat (CPI-M), A B Bardhan (CPI), Debabrata Biswas (Forward Bloc) and Abani Roy (RSP), led the demonstration near Parliament House.
Shouting slogans against the government, the activists gathered at Jantar Mantar this morning. The protest was part of a nation-wide 'jail bharo' agitation announced by the four Left parties.
In a bid to intensify the anti-price rise movement, the CPI(M) has begun preliminary consultations with other secular opposition parties like the TDP, JD(U), SP, BSP and RJD, party sources said.
A national-level action call is expected when these talks are formalised, the sources said, adding a meeting of the outfits and the Left parties is likely to be held before the Budget Session of Parliament resumes on April 15.
CPI(M) has earlier announced that it plans to mobilise around 25 lakh people across the country for their 'Jail Bharo' agitation against price rise.