//Left protests against Bush visit

Left protests against Bush visit









  New Delhi, Mar 02: Left MPs today staged a sit-in at the Parliament House here to protest US President George W Bush`s visit to the country.

Carrying placards "bully Bush go home", the protestors assembled today at the Ram Lila Grounds and attacked the US "imperialist policies" against Iraq and its "bullying of Iran over the nuclear issue."

Addressing the gathering, CPI general secertary A B Bardhan charged the US President with "inciting a war of civilisations" by bullying Iran over its nuclear programme and termed him an "imperialist aggressor".

"We cannot welcome him in India," he said, addressing the rally jointly organised by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JUH) and other Muslim organisations to protest the Bush visit and publication of cartoons of Prophet Mohammad in a Danish newspaper.

He said Left Parties will take out demonstrations across the country, barring Hyderabad, today to register their protest against his visit. In Hyderabad, the protest proceedings would be on Friday coinciding his visit to the city.

In all, 54 protest sit-ins by Left Parties and Muslim organizations are lined up across Delhi today.