Featured Image: File photo of a Left Front rally in Kolkata
By A Newsman
Kolkata, 26 August: TRAFFIC in most parts of Kolkata and the adjoining areas is likely to witness disruptions on Thursday due to a protest march to Bengal state secretariat Nabanna convened by the peasant wings of various Left parties.
This will be on a day Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee returns to Kolkata from Darjeeling by an afternoon flight.
The Left’s peasant wings have convened the protest march on a 17-point charter of demands that include ensuring minimum support price for paddy procurement from farmers, providing work under 100 Day’s job scheme and curbing the growing crime against women in the state.
The march will start at 1 pm simultaneously from four different locations ~ Rani Rashmoni Avenue near Dharmatala, Khidderpore, Howrah railway station and Satragachi. Prior to this, several rallies from different parts of the state will converge at these four venues.
CPI-M state secretary and the Leader of Opposition, Surjya Kanta Mishra will be at the lead at Rani Rashmoni Avenue, Md Selim and Sujan Chakraborty will head the one at Khidderpore, Biplab Majumdar will be in-charge at Howrah railway station and the one from Satragachi will be led by Hannan Molla, Left Front sources said.
Till late on Wednesday evening, Kolkata Police were still to notify any traffic regulations in view of the Left’s protest march. Police sources said that the march that starts from RR Avenue will be stopped before it reaches the Race Course.