(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
March 21, 2010
MARCH 12 LEFT RALLY
APRIL 8OVER one lakh people participated in the March to Parliament and the Left Parties rally on March 12 against price rice, for land rights, employment and against the violence on the Left in West Bengal.
At the conclusion of the rally, the Left parties announced that on April 8, in all districts headquarters there will be mass picketing and court arrest programmes outside central government offices. 25 lakh people will participate in this programme to demand immediate steps to curb price rise and for strengthening the public distribution system, implementation of land reforms and employment opportunities.
The rally was addressed by Prakash Karat, A B Bardhan, Debabrata Biswas and T J Chandrachoodan - general secretaries of the CPI(M), CPI, AIFB and RSP. The other speakers were Biman Bose, chairman of the West Bengal Left Front, Sitaram Yechury, Polit Bureau member of CPI(M) and Gurudas Dasgupta, CPI leader.