18 Left, other parties call 12-hour strike in Bengal

Kolkata, Nov 25 (IANS) Eighteen Left and other parties on Friday called a 12-hour general strike in Bengal on November 28 to protest the harassment faced by people following the central government’s demonetisation move.

The parties held a meeting at the CPI-M headquarters, Muzaffar Bhavan, during the day to arrive at the decision.

The parties include the Communist Party of India-Marxist, Communist Party of India, All India Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Nationalist Congress Party.

The strike would be part of the nationwide ‘Akrosh Diwas’ (anger day)’ called by the opposition parties decrying demonetisation.