Thousands of Bengalis marched through the streets of Calcutta yesterday, 21st of February, in the funeral of Hemanta Bose, the leader of the Leftist Forward Block Party, who was stabbed as he got into a taxi.
GV PAN Crowd with banners in procession down street
GV Spectators on trees
SV & SV Red banner 'Hemanta Bose' through street
MCU People with wreaths
STV Wreaths being placed on float as it passes
GV People with red flags
STV Flat moves in cortege with mourners
SCU Picture of Bose TILT DOWN to memorial with wreaths
CU Inscription in Bengali TILT UP TO memorial
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Background: Thousands of Bengalis marched through the streets of Calcutta yesterday, 21st of February, in the funeral of Hemanta Bose, the leader of the Leftist Forward Block Party, who was stabbed as he got into a taxi. He was one of he leading candidates in the forthcoming Indian elections on March 10.
Hemanta Bose was 76. He is the fourth election candidate to be killed in West Bengal. in 24 hours 10 people died in outbreaks of violence in Calcutta. Police shot dead two extremists in an armed clash.
Reuter have corrected their stories on the death of Hemanta Bose to change his name to Hemanata Basu. we have retained the Bose version because it so appears on the banners carried by mourners in our film.
SYNOPSIS: Thousands of Bengalis streamed through the streets of Calcutta in the funeral of Hemanta Bose, the election candidate who was stabbed to death as he got into a taxi.
Hemanta Bose was seventy-six. He was the leader of the Leftist forward Bloc Party.
He was to have stood in the Shyampukur constituency of north Calcutta in the general election on 10th of March. Polling in that constituency had been postponed.
Hemanta Bose is the fourth election candidate to be killed in the present violence in West Bengal.
As Bose's funeral moved through the streets of Calcutta, his supporters waved banners denouncing the waved banners denouncing the Marxists as responsible for the violence in Bengal.