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

 

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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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    Junu
    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
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      abhay
      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.
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        Arun
        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.
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            Sandip
            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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              Sandip
              Nov 25, 2016 at 8:07 pm
              Ha! Ha! Ha! Chor machayein shor!
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                Mahender Goriganti
                Nov 25, 2016 at 5:44 pm
                Angry day day?? Funny, it is not what the street Dogs do all the time??
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                  ravi
                  Nov 26, 2016 at 2:58 pm
                  lal langots
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                    Ram
                    Nov 25, 2016 at 4:45 pm
                    Look at the name given to CPM headquarters! In Bengal famous personalities are Netaji Bose, Bankimchandra Chatarjee, Auribindo Ghosh, Paramahans Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, Sir JC Bose, so on. But commies name after communist despots or Islamic names showing how much they hate Indian/Hindu ethos and culture. What is wrong with Bengali Hindus who vote either anti national commis or openly Islamist Mamata?
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                      Krishnan
                      Nov 25, 2016 at 11:08 pm
                      Aakrosh Diwas for robbing their hardly earned black money with one master stroke on 8th November. Great going Lal Langots.
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                        Krishnan
                        Nov 25, 2016 at 11:13 pm
                        There are two reasons. One, it is the inbuilt slavery atude and two and the most important Bengalis never want to work. They will p their time outside tea shops during office hours and keep discussing politics 24 hours a day. The opium of not having to do any work during the 30 plus years of communists rule had made the entire lot corrupt and useless.
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                          sdas
                          Nov 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm
                          Nonsense - when she realized 93% of the poce accepted demonitization, she is back tracking. What was she screaming in New Delhi for or has insomnia taken over ?
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                            Anad
                            Nov 25, 2016 at 5:40 pm
                            Indian commies are the biggest jokers and oppertunists who are in their ventilator gasping for some breath.It is just aother few years before they become extinct from indian political scene.They are least bothered about hardship for common man thru bandh and hartal and the loss to nations and individuals the last few years of their anti establishment agitations the amount loss is far more than any hardship faced by people right now due to demonetisation. Let the people unite to defeat the commies design f anarchy .People should use force if need be to teach the commies a lesson so that they will never repeat
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                              Citizen
                              Nov 25, 2016 at 5:09 pm
                              She is ready to touch the feet of most corrupt guys in the nation as she the queen of corruption and called bandh on 28th lt;br/gt;Hope people would not support this move for their own future and nations future .Jaihind
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                                vinay
                                Nov 25, 2016 at 5:13 pm
                                Bandh will deteriorate situation. Will bandh bring back black money?. Will it help the economically weaker sections?
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                                  YNS
                                  Nov 25, 2016 at 7:50 pm
                                  Opposing parties are exposed.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Their ill-gotten money gone to gutter.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;What they can do now except crying in public.
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