On Wednesday, incidents of violence were reported from various parts of the state, in the second day of the 2-day nationwide strike called by central trade unions protesting against “anti-people” policies of the Centre-led NDA government.

In Howrah district, stones were thrown at school buses packed with children, way to school reports a policeman.

Later, the police force has reached the spot and dispersed the protesters, reports a police officer.

Today, once against a senior CPM (M) leader Sujan Chakraborty was detained for taking out a rally at a bus stand in Jadavpur, the southern part of Kolkata, informed an official.

He was detained in Tuesday for taking out a rally in support of the nationwide strike and was released in the evening, the same day he was arrested.

In Cooch Behar district, the nationwide strike supporters have thrown stones at autos as a result of which the drivers were forced to stop their services.

Several Left leaders and CPI (M) supporters have taken out processions in several parts of the state in `the support of Bharat Bandh.

In second day of Bharat Bandh, violence broke out in Bengal | tnbclive.in

In the first day of the 2-day nationwide strike, which has miserably failed to evoke much response in Bengal.  

Strict security arrangements were made by TMC government had foiled the striking unions’ bid to stall normal life in Bengal.

IT Sector, government officers, and port activities were normal, while the banking sector has experienced partial impact with most branches and ATMs closed for two-days and more.

Tea garden workers also performed like normal days. However, PSU Insurance Companies were closed on Tuesday.

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