Marxist-Leninst protests against spiralling prices in Bengal

     Members of the West Bengal state unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-Liberation, staged a mass protest against the risen prices of essential commodities here. Over 500 protestors took out a procession holding banners and raising slogans against the State government. They alleged that the Communist state government has created artificial shortage of essential commodities at the behest of hoarders and black-marketing traders. "The callous government of West Bengal has failed to reduce the prices of essential commodities and failure to supply essential commodities to the PDS (Public Distribution System). They are supporting and patronising hoarders so that the artificial crisis increases," said Partha Ghosh, Secretary, West Bengal State unit of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)-Liberation. The Kolkata Police arrested some of the party supporters when they tried to violate the prohibitory orders in force. The soaring prices of food grains, sugar and other items of daily needs because of weak monsoon and drought like situation, have created an explosive situation in India because of weak monsoon and drought like situation.

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