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CPI(ML) calls Bharat bandh against Bush's visit

Naxalite outfit CPI(ML) called a 'Bharat Bandh' on March 2 to protest against George W Bush's visit to India.

india Updated: Feb 10, 2006 23:22 IST

Naxalite outfit CPI(ML) on Friday called a 'Bharat Bandh' on March 2 to protest against US President George W Bush's visit to India.

Stating that the UPA government was preparing to roll out the red carpet for Bush, CPI(ML) General Secretary Kanu Sanyal said his party would protest Bush's visit.

"Under the pretext of combating international terrorists and promoting democracy, US imperialism is pursuing an increasingly belligerent policy of pre-emptive strikes against independent and sovereign countries of Asia-Africa and Latin America," Sanyal said and described the US President as 'enemy number one of world's peace and security'.

The CPI(M) and its Left Front partners could not absolve themselves of their 'anti-people role' in helping the UPA government survive and also in inviting the US President, the veteran Naxalite leader said and urged the Left parties to withdraw support to the UPA government.

He also condemned the US dictatorship in the form of economic exploitation through IMF, World Bank and WTO.

First Published: Feb 10, 2006 23:22 IST