WB: Left parties call 12-hour strike against demonetisation, Mamata refuses support

Banks, ATMs, health services, milk distribution will be exempted from the strike, which would be a part of the nationwide 'Akrosh Diwas' (anger day)' called by the opposition parties to protest against the demonetisation.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 25, 2016 9:20 pm


Demonetisation, Narendra modi government, demonetisation protest, protests, political parties protest, political parties unite, winter session of parliament. protest outside parliament, india news, Demonetisation, demonetisation news, Left parties-demonetisation, 12-hour strike, West Bengal-12 hour strike, Left parties planning strike against demonetisation, West Bengal news, Indian Express New Delhi: CPI members protest against the demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 currency notes, at Jantar Mantar (PTI Photo)

As the nation reels under the effects of demonetisation, Left parties on Friday called for a 12-hour general strike in West Bengal on November 28 to protest against the increasing hardships being faced by masses across the country, following the Centre’s decision to invalidate high-value currency notes.

The meeting was held at the CPI-M headquarters, Muzaffar Bhavan. The parties which attended the meeting include, the Communist Party of India-Marxist, Communist Party of India, All India Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Nationalist Congress Party.

Banks, ATMs, health services, milk distribution will be exempted from the strike, which would be a part of the nationwide ‘Akrosh Diwas’ (anger day)’ called by the opposition parties to protest against the demonetisation.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee refrained from supporting the strike. “In Delhi at the meeting of Opposition parties, a Bandh was never discussed or agreed to. We do not support any Bandh called,” she wrote on Twitter.

“People are suffering so I appeal to all to help citizens and stand by them at this hour of crisis,” she added.

With inputs from agencies

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  1. J
    Nov 25, 2016 at 10:11 pm
    Oooh.. what is that . I was waiting sooo eagerly. Is she's ok... I am really worried for her . She's only the only hope who can handle kejrwal(since both of them are competing for PM post ) I have a feeling she knows it's not going to be successful..... beshari besarm
    1. A
      Nov 25, 2016 at 5:39 pm
      It's ok these people suffering due to ban of 500/1000 are poor people then India is a rich country.
      1. A
        Nov 25, 2016 at 11:07 pm
        Left parties call 12-hour strike on 28th Nov.16 against Demonetization is nothing new to the people of West Bengal as strike, lock out, Gheroa and Bunds as usual like Ritual in state.However it nice to see Banks, ATMs, health services, milk distribution are exempted from the strike.TMC does not want to support it but expect CPM and other left Parties to support her over Demonetization.One way traffic is not allowed Didiji.
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          IML sood
          Nov 25, 2016 at 4:19 pm
          They are playing their own game for political reasons. On one hand she invite CPM for countrywide bandh but while heat is on WB she dithers.A double faced Mumtaz has really no face and her dhoti,Chappal is just fool people. A disgusted lady like elephant Queen of UP.
          1. S
            Nov 25, 2016 at 7:57 pm
            Aakrosh against what? Loss of financial security of the corrupt? Ha! Ha! Ha! For all the pain that the common man is going through, it is nothing to the pain that these mascots of corruption are going through. The worst part is that they cannot even admit the real cause of their pain.lt;br/gt;Since my childhood I have been standing in lines - line for Mother Dairy, line for kerosene, line for gas, line for electricity, line for any bill payments etc etc. I don't mind one bit standing in the line now. For once the PM has made a common man like me feel that my honesty counts for something.
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