Left parties to start countrywide stir today

Six Left parties will from Monday begin a countrywide mass movement in support of their nine-point demand, including stopping introduction of RSS and Hindutva ideologies in education and preventing FDI in insurance sector.

Kolkata: Six Left parties will from Monday begin a countrywide mass movement in support of their nine-point demand, including stopping introduction of RSS and Hindutva ideologies in education and preventing FDI in insurance sector.

The six parties met here on Sunday to finalise details of the the week-long agitation slated to end on December 14.

The outfits - Communist Party of India-Marxist, Communist Party of India, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Forward Bloc, Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) and Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist (Liberation) - are also railing against the spread of communal violence in the name of 'love jihad' and encroachment of the rights of minorities.

Briefing media persons after the deliberations, West Bengal's opposition Left Front chairman and CPI-M politburo member Biman Bose said 11 allied parties in the state would also take part in the movement.

Street corners, sit-ins, and other forms of protests would be organised in all the districts of the state.

A demonstration will be held at the Y Channel in the city hub on December 11 on the demands.

(With IANS inputs)

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