Search: Look for:   Last 1 Month   Last 6 Months   All time

West Bengal tribals call for 12-hour strike over development demands

Siliguri, Wed, 29 Dec 2010 ANI

Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec.29 (ANI): The Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad (ABAVP), an outfit working for the welfare of tribal community, called for a 12-hour strike in West Bengal's Siliguri District on Wednesday demanding development work for the upliftment of their community.


Shouting slogans against the state government for the lack of growth done for the development of tribal community in the region, the protestors highlighted the fact that the politicians show their concern only during elections.


"We want to say that it has been 63 years of Independence but the tribal community is still left deprived a lot. The state government officials have organised a book fair in our region but we protest against this and we have called for a 12-hour strike and we want that our strike to be peaceful and to go off well," said Suresh Kerkata, a leader of ABAVP.


The members of ABAVP were protesting against the 'Adivasi (Tribal) State Conference' to be held in the region being attended by Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI-M) MP Brinda Karat, as they said the politicians had organised the conference only to influence the tribal community for votes as elections were nearby.


The protestors shutdown markets and blocked roads. (ANI)


Read More: Siliguri | CPI

Manohar Lal being presented with a memento
Manoj Tiwari BJP Relief meets the family members of late Ankit Sharma
Haryana CM Manohar Lal congratulate former Deputy PM Lal Krishna Advani on his 92nd birthday
King of Bhutan, the Bhutan Queen and Crown Prince meeting the PM Modi
PM Narendra Modi welcomes the King of Bhutan
Post comments:
Your Name (*) :
Your Email :
Your Phone :
Your Comment (*):
  Reload Image




Excellent Hair Fall Treatment
Careers | Privacy Policy | Feedback | About Us | Contact Us | | Latest News
Copyright © 2015 NEWS TRACK India All rights reserved.