On Monday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the strike called by the trade unions would have no impact in Bengal.
Over 10 central trade union have called for 48-hours nationwide strike starts today in protest against the “anti-people” policies introduced by centre.
CM Banerjee told source that “I do not want to spend a single word on this. In West Bengal, we have taken a stand of not supporting any bandh. Enough is enough. In the last 34 years, they (Left Front) have destroyed the state by calling bandh. There will be no bandh.”
Bengal government has already announced that its employees would be barred from availing any casual or half-day leave on Tuesday and Wednesday.
No leave will be permitted on the day preceding 2-days strike following it, reads a government notification.
On Monday, Bengal government has announced 500 additional buses, which would operate on city roads. The state police force has taken effective measures to prevent any sort of disturbances.
Taxi associations, private bus owners, and app-based cabs have already decided to take out vehicles on roads as like usual days.
As per a senior official at the Bengal Police department, extra police personnel would be positioned in and around the city.
The police official said that “anybody trying to disrupt normal life in the city will face strict action. Nobody will be allowed to put up barricades and stop people from trying to open shops or visiting offices. Market places, shops, malls, and every business entities will be operating normally.”