People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 45

November 10, 2013


Left Front will Organise

Sit-in Demonstration in Delhi

From Our Special

Correspondent in Kolkata


THE West Bengal Left Front will organise a sit-in demonstration in New Delhi on 18th December during the winter session of the parliament.  The programme will take place to highlight the incessant attacks on democracy in the state. Left Front has decided to for a massive campaign and movement on the crucial issues affecting the lives of people in the months of November and December. The Delhi demonstration will be an important part of the movement.


Left Front chairman Biman Basu, outlining the decisions of the Left Front, said, the democratic rights of the people are in danger in West Bengal. They can not exercise their democratic rights freely. TMC and its government have initiated an all-round attack on democracy. Left Front will try to raise the issue before the people of the entire country. The Left members of parliament will also raise the issue within the two houses of parliament.


Along with the question of protecting democratic rights and protesting terrorisation, the Left Front will highlight some important issues and burning questions of everyday life of the people of the state. Those include price rise, distress sale of agricultural produces, supplying 35 kg rice per month to every family through PDS, protecting the women from continuous attacks, anarchy in educational institutions etc. Local issues will be added to the campaign programme. The campaign will be conducted from the village level to district and state level. On 29th November there will be a central sit-in in front of the state assembly. After continuing the movement further, there will be a massive rally in Brigade Parade Ground in early next year.


Biman Basu has also informed that in the backdrop of rising activities of communal forces in the country, there will be a convention against communalism in Kolkata.


Meanwhile, 27 left mass organisations have started a statewide campaign on 13-point demand. The demands include halt to price rise, PDS for all, decent wages for agricultural workers, minimum wage of Rs 10,000 for workers in unorganised sector, seizure of chit fund finances to compensate the victims, for the defence of women’s security, against communalism, against disinvestment of public sector, defending co-operatives, withdrawal of false cases and restoration of democracy in the state. Conventions at grass root level to district level on these demands have already started.