KOLKATA: MORE than hundred mass organisations met in a joint convention at Rani Rashmoni Road and announced the programme of the movement on peoples’ issues. Bengal Platform for Mass Organisations (BPMO) will lead joint struggles against the anti-people policies of both central government and the TMC led state government. This is for the first time that such mass organisations representing all sections of people have come together to organise struggle against the union and the state government.
The platform has decided to hold joint conventions at district and block level and conduct jathas in all the 77 thousand booths of the state. Initially 15 point charter of demands will be placed before the people.
The convention was represented by leaders of trade unions, peasant organisations, teacher- student-youth-women organisations.
Addressing the convention, AIKS leader Madan Ghosh said, the rural people in the state are facing acute distress. The peasants are gradually organising resistance to the all-out attack on their livelihood. CITU leader Shyamal Chakraborty criticised the policies of the centre and said the state government is pursuing the same policies. CITU leader Basudeb Acharya called upon the people to organise resistance against attack on democracy from the grass root level.