The ultras, snubbing Mamata's warning, called bandh in three districts in the state - West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura on Thursday, Oct 20.
Maoists called the bandh just a day ahead when the deadline by the CM would be over. The seven day deadline (for either dropping arms or be ready for war) offered by Mamata would be over on Friday.
Here it can be recalled that the CM on Monday, Oct 18 played a gracious host to captains of industry with the twin objectives of attracting fresh investment for the state and cultivating a pro-industry image for her government.
"Make investment in West Bengal," the chief minister pleaded with the galaxy of industrialists present as she entered a posh south Kolkata address where the jamboree was held. She later met them separately on the occasion of "Bijoya Sammilani", a post-Durga Puja event.
However, it has been observed that most of the industrialists retract themselves from investing in the state as bandh (strike), either by Maoists or by any political parties, have been hitting the state since past three decades.