The CPM-led Left Front today decided to stick to its decision to hold a law violation programme here on May 31,defying the state governments temporary ban on it.
Left Front partners have condemned the Trinamool Congress governments decision to gag democracy by banning law violation programmes and unanimously decided to launch one here on May 31 at the call of Kolkata district Left Front on eight-point demands, CPM politburo member Biman Bose said after a meeting of the opposition coalition.
Alleging that democracy was in peril,Bose said permission was not required for law violations. We are ready to court arrest and face lathicharge if the police resort to coercive tactics to suppress a democratic movement on May 31, he said.
The law violation will demand a CBI probe into the chit fund scam and compensation for defrauded investors as well as a judicial inquiry into SFI leader Sudipta Guptas death in police custody.
BJP cancels programme
The BJP has cancelled its law violation programme in West Bengal on June 1 following the national leaderships decision in view of the Maoist massacre in Chhattisgarh. However,state BJP president Rahul Sinha slammed the state government for the temporary ban on law violation programmes,describing it as ignorance. Every lover of democracy will unite and protest this cowardly decision, Sinha said. He said the BJP national council was likely to reschedule the date of law violation to June 8.