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Left parties form human chains in Bengal to celebrate Independence Day

IANS | Kolkata |

Pledging to make every sacrifice in the struggle to protect the rights of the citizens, Left parties in West Bengal on Wednesday formed human chains across the state on the country’s 72nd Independence Day.

Left Front chairman Biman Bose, CPI-M state secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra, top leaders of other LF partners, other Left parties and their associate outfits took part in a large human chain in central Kolkata’s Entally area.

The Left leaders and activities read out an oath to uphold the sovereignty, democracy and secularism.

Describing India as a melting pot of various languages, races, castes and religions, the oath said: “As an Indian I am taking the pledge to make every sacrifice in the struggle for protecting the rights of the masses by freeing them from US imperialism and strengthening the country’s sovereignty, democracy, secularism, communal amity and national integrity”.

Similar human chains were formed on Hazra Road, Shyambazar Crossing, Jadavpur 8B Bus Stand, Khidirpore Crossing and Behala Number 14 Route Bus Stand, as also in all the districts.