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  1. Congress not invited to Left Front rally against price rise

Congress not invited to Left Front rally against price rise

The Congress has invited CPI-M state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra to participate in its rally to protest against the price rise and post-poll violence in the state.

By: | Kolkata | Published: June 21, 2016 10:17 PM
 (Reuters) ‘We will hold a rally on July 11 to protest against the rising prices of everyday commodities’ says Left Front chairman. (Reuters)

The Left Front will organise a rally to protest against rising prices of essential commodities here next month sans the Congress with which it had formed an alliance to contest the recent Assembly poll in West Bengal.

The decision of the Left Front followed the CPI-M Central Committee’s observation that the electoral tactics adopted in the state was not in “consonance” with the decision of the party’s apex decision making body “to not have an alliance or understanding with the Congress.

“We will hold a rally on July 11 to protest against the rising prices of everyday commodities. We will have all our Left allies as well as non-Left partners. We are not inviting the Congress in it,” Left Front chairman Biman Bose said today.

Asked why the Congress, their electoral ally in Bengal, was left out of the rally, though the party has invited CPI-M to participate in their proposed June 25 protest-rally, Bose replied, “They (Congress) have invited the CPI-M not the Left Front parties.”

The Congress has invited CPI-M state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra to participate in its rally to protest against the price rise and post-poll violence in the state.

“The Central Committee concluded that the electoral tactics adopted in West Bengal was not in consonance with the its decision not to have an alliance or understanding with the Congress,” CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury had yesterday said.

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