Kolkata, Nov 26 (IANS) The Left parties in West Bengal on Saturday decided to fly the red flag at half mast for three days at their respective offices across the state as a mark of respect for Cuba’s Fidel Castro who passed away in Havana aged 90.
Eighteen Left parties, including the Communist Party of India-Marxist, Communist Party of India, All India Forward Bloc, Revolutionary Socialist Party, Communist Party of India- Marxist Leninist (Liberation), will also take out a rally from Lenin’s statue in the Esplanade area to the Ram Lila Maidan at Entally in central Kolkata.
Condoling the legendary Cuban communist leader’s death on Friday, state CPI-M Secretary Surjya Kanta Mishra said Castro will continue to inspire all struggles for social transformation through revolution.
“Salute the relentless fighter…,” Mishra tweeted.
CPI-M state secretariat member and Left Front Legislature Party leader Sujan Chakraborty said Castro’s death had ended a glorious era of relentless struggle.
“Fidel represents the eternal struggle for human emancipation. End of a glorious era of relentless struggles. Salute to the revolutionary legend”, he tweeted.