Left parties  – CPI and CPI(M) organized protest demonstration and rallies all over Punjab & Chandigarh  at more than 50 places against invitation to US President , Barack Obama to be chief guest on the Republic Day function. The communist leaders while addressing rallies at various places stated that it is an attack on the sovereignty and anti- imperialist policy of  India to invite Mr Obama.  They further stated that Republic Day is the most  pious day in thehistory of India because it is a symbol of our freedom and sovereignty.  They condemned to invite such a person to be the Chief guest who is the biggest danger to world peace .  They alleged that America always stood against the interess of India whether it were the two wars we fought against pakisan, our permanent membership for the UN security council,  or supply of arms  and economic  aid to Pakistan which is used against India .  America is culprit of waging armed wars against the  the sovereignty of many nations whether it is Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran  and now Syria and Libya . They condemned its role against philistine people where it supports Israel who has occupied their territory since a long time. They appealed to all secular , democratic and peace loving people of India to register their protest  against visit of Obama to India on such a sacred day.

At many places the protesters burnt the effigies of Mr Obama and Prime Minister Modi. Comrades Raghunath Singh , State Secretariat Member, CPI(M), Chander Shekhar, Nazer Singh and R. L. Moudgil, State Committee Member, CPI(M) addressed the protesters at Chandigarh. Comrade kuldip Singh, district Secretary, Chandigarh- Mohali unit of the party conducted the proceedings of the rally.