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100 Left outfits call for nationwide stir against Modi govt on May 23

Leaders feel that only the Left organisations can mobilise people to take on the BJP government

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

100 Left outfits call for nationwide stir against Modi govt on May 23

More than 100 Left-affiliated organisations will hold marches in all state capitals on May 23 to protest the Centre's policies.

The 'Andolan' (JEJAA), an umbrella organisation consisting of trade unions, peasant organisations, agricultural workers, state and central government employees, and insurance workers, college and university teachers, students, women, dalits, adivasis and environmentalists, would observe 'Protest Day' on May 23.

"Taking further the recent struggle of the peasantry and the workers and various other sections of the people, JEJAA has decided to launch struggle on the occasion of the 4th anniversary of the NDA government," Hannan Mollah, member of the coordination committee told reporters.

"On May 23, JEJAA will organise massive mobilisation at all state capitals including to observe the protest day," Mollah said.

The protest day would mark the launch of a series of campaigns with the aim of making the government accountable for the "devastating" impact of its policies and "betraying" the people, especially the women and youth, by its false promises, the leaders of the coordination committee said.

After the successful farmer's march in organised by the All Indian Kisan Sabha (AIKS), which is also part of JEJAA, leaders feel that only the Left organisations can mobilise people to take on the BJP government.

"We have seen during the farmer's march in We the left mass organisations are the only ones who can raise our voice against the regarding their anti-people policies," P Krishnaprasad, member of coordination committee said.

First Published: Sat, March 17 2018. 12:10 IST
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