Kolkata: Expressing their reservations over the Ordinance scrapping the name of Jyoti Basu Nagar from the Rajarhat New Town, the Left Front in West Bengal has decided to stage protest against the Mamata Banerjee government.

After the Left Front meeting on Friday, chairman Biman Bose said decision has been made to protest against the government action.

Citing example of Bidhan Chandra Nagar, Bose said, “Saltlake City is named after former CM and late Congress leader Bidhan Chandra Roy. Despite being a political opponent, the Left Front government had not politicized the matter.”

“The longest serving former CM and Communist Party of India (Marxist) patriarch Jyoti Basu had chalked out the idea of setting up Rajarhat town. Therefore, Rajarhat Town had been named as Jyoti Basu Nagar,” the Left Front chairman clarified.

If the state government tries to scrap the name of Jyoti Basu Nagar, the Left Front will oppose the move sternly, warned the CPM leader.

Upping its ante against the state government, Bose said, the Left Front has also decided to stage agitation from November 1 on the price rise issue and rampant corruption in the state.

The front will extend support to the trade unions’ Jail Bharo Abhiyan on November 8 against the anti-people’s policy of the government. The Left Front workers will stage protest outside the offices of Sub Divisional Officer and District Magistrate across the state.

The senior leaders will attend the “Break the Law” agitation called by the Left Front in Kolkata on November 29.

JPN/Bureau