Successful Hartal In West Bengal

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) congratulates the people of West Bengal for the successful general strike and hartal they observed today in the state. Despite large scale arrests, threats, intimidations and the unleashing of unprecedented violence by the state police and the ruling Trinamool Congress, the hartal evoked a spontaneous response from all walks of people in the state.


Massive Response to Protest Day

The widespread support for the hartal manifested the anger of the people against the anti-people measures taken by the UPA government. The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands of the Manmohan Singh government that it cancel the FDI in retail, the disinvestment of public sector shares, rollback the price hike of diesel and restriction on gas cylinders. The struggle against these anti-people measures should be intensified in the coming days.