Bilaspur, Aug 20: A mixed response was seen during the nation-wide strike called by the Central Leftist Organisations in Bilaspur division.
Work remain struck in all banks except Bharatiya State Bank.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) employees were on 'pen down strike' while insurance companies, state electricity board officials, Guru Ghasidas University employees and medical representatives also struck their work.
A petite effect of strike was also felt in coal industry though state government's officials did not support the strike but several organisations of state government's official backed it.
Indian National Trade Union Congress distanced itself from strike.
Under the supervision of Bilaspur Trade Union Council, Bima Karamchari Sangthan, BSNL Employees Federation and several labourers and farmers organisations had demonstrated by taking out a big rally.
A public meeting was organised near collectorate. All India Trade Union Congress, Centre of Indian Trade Unions and Kisan Sabha took part in demonstration.
''A partial effect of strike was seen at Hasdev region, Rajnagar and Manikpur Khan region of Korba,'' said South Eastern Coal Company spokesperson.