Trinamool Cong to launch a fortnight-long agitation from Sep25

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Kolkata, Sep 20 (UNI) Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee today announced several agitational programmes from September 25 to protest alleged police atrocity and torture on women in collusion with ruling CPI(M) supporters in the state.

Addressing a rally organised by West Bengal Trinamool Mahila Congress Ms Banerjee alleged that cases of rape and torture on women had increased rapidly in recent years. She said the perpetrators had been left untouched because of their political connection with the ruling regime.

Dismissing Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattachajee's claim that several hundred of crores of rupees were invested for industrialisation in West Bengal and that would create more jobs, she said "we are not against the industrialisation but we would oppose if the government acquire land forcibly from the farmers".

The Trinamool Congress would organise "Singur Chalo" rally on September 25, the beginning of fortnight long agitation across the state, to protest the corporate sectors' entry into the retail market, she said.

A 72-hour long demonstration for reopening the closed tea gardens in North Bengal would also be held at Siliguri on September 22 and 24 and a hunger rally to focus the plight of the tea workers in Kolkata on October one and two rallies at Bankura and Tripura on October 4 and 8.

UNI

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