Kolkata: The upcoming assembly election in West Bengal is very significant in view of the present farmer movement and other agitations building up across the country. The CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury told reporters in Kolkata today. There will be no bipolar contest. Rather, it would be a triangular contest and our task would be to take the emerging Left-Congress-Secular alliance to victory, Yechury emphasised.
He strongly condemned the brutal police attack on student-youth march and said the general strike has been spontaneous and it has been effectively observed throughout the state, particularly in the rural areas.
Earlier in the afternoon, CPI(M) Politburo member Md Salim warned, legal recourse would be taken against those police found guilty. He said, even today preparation to take procession in the morning was stopped in many areas by arresting participants. How can this happen?
The Left students and youth organisations is going to take legal action and will also appeal to different rights bodies to look at this incident that took place on Thursday afternoon in and around Esplanade area.
Left Front along with Congress took out a big procession from in Central Kolkata in support of the strike during the day. Left Front Chairman Biman Basu, CPI(M) state secretary Suryakanta Mishra, CPI(M) central committee Member Sujan Chakraborty, Congress leader Abdul Mannan among others took part.