Kolkata, Jul 12: The Left parties on Monday, July 11 took out a mega rally against price rise and slammed Mamata Banerjee government for its failure to keep the situation under control.
As many as 17 Left parties including Left Front took part in the rally which was taken out from Y-Channel at Esplanade to College Square in central Kolkata.
However, the Congress was not invited to join in the rally. CPI(M) state secretary Surjyakanta Mishra, Left Front Chairman Biman Bose, CPI(M) Legislative party leader Sujan Chakrabarty and other Left leaders were present at the rally.
The leaders also voiced their displeasure over the rising tariff of electricity. As the rally registered a huge turnout, traffic came to a standstill at several roads.
Huge traffic snarls were reported from Central Avenue, College Street, Lenin Sarani and other major city thoroughfares. People were greatly inconvenienced as the rally was held on the first day of the week.
Addressing the workers at the conclusion of the rally, Left Front Chairman Biman Bose said that there would be movements at different districts in order to build a united voice against the 'anti-people policies' of the Narendra Modi government on July 17.