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Congress, Left Front stage walkout from WB Assembly

2017-02-15

 

PTI

Kolkata, Feb 15 Despite its earlier announcementof boycotting the entire budget session, the Congress todayreturned to the West Bengal Assembly, but staged a walkoutprotesting against the eviction of Leader of Opposition AbdulMannan by marshals from the House last week.
Congress MLAs along with their Left Front counterpartscontinued their protest demonstration inside the Assemblyagainst the eviction of Mannan from the House by marshals lastweek leading to his illness and subsequent hospitalisation.
With posters and placards demanding the Speaker tospell out the reasons behind Mannan's eviction, Congressmembers protested for about 20 minutes in the House beforestaging a walkout along with Left Front members.
The Congress Legislature Party had yesterday decidedto boycott the entire budget session protesting against theeviction and alleged assault on their leader.
Carrying on with their demonstration outside theHouse, Congress also organised a 'March to Assembly' programmeprotesting against Mannan's eviction.
Leading the march, state Congress president AdhirRanjan Chowdhury accused the Trinamool Congress of running thesate government with the help of the Police.
"They have killed poor farmers at Bhangor, whichshowed that the TMC is not with the people," he said.
"But, Congress can't be cowed down. We are on thestreets to counter the violence and terror unleashed by TMC,"the WBPCC chief said.

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