Kolkata: Trinamool Congress electoral ally SUCI (Communist) on Monday described as "anti-people" West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee`s statement at a meet of industrialists that her government was against strikes and bandhs.
Demanding withdrawal of the remark, SUCI (C) state secretary Soumen Basu said, "The Chief Minister`s statement against blockades, strikes and bandhs has caused concern among the working class and democratically conscious people."
The SUCI leader said in a release that it was unimaginable that there would be no protests against "atrocities and suppression in the capitalist system”.
Maintaining that when the CPI(M) was in the Opposition during the Congress regime in the state, it used to resort to strikes as its main weapon, he said, but when it wrested power, it "colluded" with industrialists to suppress strikes and bandhs.
He claimed the Trinamool Congress was following a similar path. "We demand that the government withdraw the decision which goes against "democratic movement and people`s interest".