Eastern Times: December 8, 2020,Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress began its three-day-long, sit-in demonstration here against the new farm laws and demanded that the “anti-people” legislation should be withdrawn immediately.
The TMC’s farmers and agricultural workers wing led by Becharam Manna, also an MLA, began its sit-in demonstration in front of the Mahatma Gandhi statue in central Kolkata on Tuesday afternoon.
“We support the issues raised by the farmers and will hold protests demonstrations, even as we are opposed to shutdowns and bandhs,” Manna told the media.
Party workers carrying placards, demanding the withdrawal of the new farm laws shouted slogans against the Centre.
The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal has decided to extend “moral support” to the nationwide strike called by farmers on December 8 to protest against the new agriculture laws and will stage sit-ins in various parts of the state for three days, in solidarity with the farmers.
It will culminate with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s address at the protest programme on December 10.