SUCI, BJP to withdraw tomorrow's Bangla Bandh

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Kolkata, Nov 12 (UNI) Giving relief to the people after a 24-hour statewide bandh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) today decided not to continue with the agitation further by withdrawing the call for observing strike for the second consecutive day tomorrow.

Both the parties had called a 48-hour West Bengal bandh in protest against the Nandigram violence. The Congress and the CPI (ML) gave separate bandh calls for 24 hours.

SUCI state secretary Provash Ghosh said the bandh call for tomorrow had been withdrawn considering the 'Chhat' festival'. The party would observe tomorrow as a ''martyrs' day''.

BJP general secretary Rahul Sinha said, ''keeping in view today's successful bandh and considering the coming ''Chhat Festival,'' giving relief to the general people and the visit of tomorrow's NDA team to Nandigram, the party in an urgent secretariat meeting has decided to withdraw the tomorrow's bandh.


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