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Left Front rally leads to traffic snarls

A rally held by 13 Left Front organisations led to massive traffic congestion in the central part of the city on Sunday.

The rally that started from Curzon Park and ended at Mahajati Sadan and it was organised protesting against the alleged interference of RSS into various educational institutions in the country including Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Hundreds of people gathered at Curzon Park before they started marching and it led to traffic congestion in Esplanade area. 

Despite being a Sunday, private cars and taxis were found standing in queue on major thoroughfares for a long time.

Though the rally passed through only one flank of Chittaranjan Avenue, traffic movement on the other flank also got affected.

It also led to a chaos on Chittaranjan Avenue when the rally ended outside Mahajati Sadan. 

The road was almost closed as supporters of the party gathered and started listening to their leaders.

Traffic on some of the roads had to be diverted and the traffic sergeants had tried their level best to keep the wheels moving.

Paresh Naskar, a resident of Brabourne Road area, said: “Every Sunday I come near Mahajati Sadan for a business purpose. 

“The rally today (Sunday) has spoilt my work as I got delayed due to the traffic congestion. 

“Leaders of the political parties organise rallies for their personal benefit and it leads to harassment of common people.”
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