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Jan 08, 2020
7:21PM

West Bengal: Strike by Trade Union evoke mixed response

PTI
In West Bengal, the nationwide strike called by major opposition central Trade Union has evoked mixed response today.

Road and rail communications were disrupted at different places of the State due to blockade by the bandh supporters.

Sporadic incidents of violence were reported from various areas. Bandh supporters damaged few buses also.

Police opened tear gas shells to disperse agitating bandh supporters at Sujapur in Malda District. In Kolkata, private transports are plying in a lesser number. 

However, Metro and Launch services have remained normal. Work at Tea gardens in North Bengal was also normal. Bank and Postal services in the state have also been affected. 

The West Bengal Chief Minister Ms. Mamata Banerjee has criticized the strike call. She said that those who don’t have any political existence in the state are trying to ruin its economy by cheap politics of strike. Police have arrested hundreds of bandh supporters from different parts of the state. 
 

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