Accusing West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress of murdering democracy in the state in league with police and the administration, 17 Left parties on Tuesday said they were contemplating calling a general strike in view of the "unprecedented situation" related to the filing of nominati on for next month's Panchayat polls.
The Left parties would also hold sit-in demonstration in front of the State Election Commission's office here in protest against the panel's decision to recall its Monday night order extending the date of filing nomination upto 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
"We will hold the sit-in before the SEC's office on April 11, 12, 13 and 16. If need be, we will call a general strike. The final deicion will be taken at 4 p.m. on Wednesday," Left Front Chairman Biman Bose told the media after a meeting of 17 Left parties and their associates.
"Trinamool is a party to the efforts being made to murder decmocracy in the state, in league with police and the administration. Not only in West Bengal, such a situation is unprecedented in the country," said Bose.
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