CPI to observe November 8 as "black day" – Press Trust of India

21:37 HRS IST

Patna, Oct 29 (PTI) The CPI will participate in the
protest along with 18 other like minded parties on November 8,
the day demonetisation was announced last year and observe it
as a “black day” at every district headquarters here.

Addressing mediapersons after the conclusion of the
party’s two-day state council meeting, CPI national secretary
K Narayana today said the party has decided to observe
November 8 as “black day” along with 18 other like minded
parties at national level.

Lalu Prasad’s RJD has also announced to hold rallies
across Bihar on November 8, the day demonetisation was
announced last year.

The implementation of demonetisation and GST coupled
with Narendra Modi government’s pro-corporate economic
policies have “adversely affected” the common men, Narayana
claimed.

Left parties would take out a candle march across the
country tomorrow in support of their 26 points demands, he
added.

He said that Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president
Nitish Kumar had asked Left parties to unite secular and
democratic forces against BJP but now he has aligned with the
BJP which was not a good sign at all.

Stating that his party may field candidates in 8-9
assembly constituencies in Gujarat assembly polls, the CPI
national secretary said that an atmosphere against ruling BJP
is gaining momentum in Gujarat and claimed that Patidars,
dalits and backwards have started rallying against BJP.

CPI Bihar secretary Satya Narayana Singh said the
party is contemplating to field former Jawaharlal Nehru
University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president and All
Indian Students Federation leader Kanhaiya Kumar from any of
the Lok Sabha constituencies including Begusarai in the 2019
Lok Sabha elections.

Asked whether the party had a talk with Kanhaiya Kumar
in this regard and whether he has given his consent to
contest, Singh said in affirmative saying that he is ready to
contest.

He said that Kanhaiya, who is the resident of Bihat
panchayat of Barauni block of Begusarai district, had recently
visited Begusarai and visited several areas.

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