WB: Efforts for Making September 27 Bharat Bandh Success
From Our Special Correspondent
IN the backdrop the Bharat Bandh on September 27 to create pressure on the government to concede to the legitimate demand of our annadatas, in West Bengal the party and all mass organisations have embarked on a dedicated mission of making the bandh a grand success.
Comrades, activists, supporters and sympathisers are crisscrossing every nook and corner of the state to spread the message of the bandh. Leaflets, in which the reasons behind the bandh and the charter of demands are clearly vocalised, are being distributed amongst the masses to educate them. Comrades are visiting the homes of the people. Street corner meetings are being held. Party workers are visiting local markets to hold small meetings and to distribute the leaflets. Rallies in support of bandh are being brought out at block levels.
CITU supported various workers’ unions are organising conventions and general meetings in support of the Bharat Bandh. Programmes in support of the bandh and to educate the common people about the issues behind the bandh are being held by the activists of DYFI, SFI and AIDWA.
AIKS and AIAWU are holding different programmes with farmers and other agricultural workers in village markets and also organising meetings and conventions. It has been decided at the block conference of AIKS that on September 27, all village markets will remain closed.
Taxi drivers’ union, West Bengal Taxi Federation, have resolved to participate in the Bharat Bandh.
In many conferences being held in different parts of the state, the leadership is urging the activists to make the September 27 Bharat Bandh a resounding success so as to send out a stern message to both the governments at the centre and the state.
At a press conference addressed by the central leadership of various trade unions, a message was sent out to the chief minister of West Bengal urging her to prove her support for the cause of the farmers by not trying to disrupt the Bharat Bandh.
The CPI(M) West Bengal state committee in a press release has given a call to make the Bharat Bandh a success by involving every section of the people.
Kolkata district committee, besides organising various programmes to reach the message of the bandh to the people and to inform them about the issues, has decided to organize halla squad in every locality on the day before the Bharat Bandh.
All Bengal Primary Teachers’ Association has given a call to all its members to participate in the September 27 Bharat Bandh.
The Eastern Chapter of the Petroleum and Gas Workers’ Association has, during their meeting, decided to participate in the bandh.