Campaign against Price Rise in West Bengal

The West Bengal State Committee of the party organized state-wide protests against the rise in prices of essential commodities. After 15-days of mass campaigning involving street meetings and signature campaigns, district party committees organized demonstrations in front of district headquarters. Defying police obstruction the demonstrators at State Directorate of Rationing, Kolkata submitted a memorandum demanding BPL ration cards for all poor, supply of 50 kg of rice/wheat at Rs 2/kg to all poor families, free supply of foodgrains and 200 days of work at Rs 200 per day for workers of closed factories and tea gardens and immediate arrest of black-marketeers and hoarders. Similar demonstrations were also held in North 24 Parganas, Krishnanagar, Kalna, Bardhaman town, Behrampore, Bankura, Siliguri, Jalpaiguri and Uluberia, Kolkata and Siliguri.

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