CPI(M) bandh call in Nandigram meets mixed response

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Nandigram, Oct 29: There was a mixed response to the CPI(M) sponsored 12-hour Nandigram bandh that began at 0600 hours today.

Superintendent of Police East Midnapur District G A Srinivasan said, "While it was total in Khejuri I and II blocks, there was practically no response in Nandigram I and II blocks and in Chandipur." Basudeb Mandal, a CPI(M) supporter, received gun shot injuries in Keyakhali village last night and his condition is stated to be serious in Tamluk hospital, he said.

Firing from both sides continued throughout last night in Ranichak, Takapura, Satengabari and Girir bazaar areas, he added.

Meanwhile, Trinamool leader and convenor of Bhumi Uchched Protirodh Committee (BUPC) Sisir Adhikary said in Contai today, "TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee may enter Girir Bazar area this afternoon from Khejuri side." She will be united with her supporters in Girir bazaar where at least 100 houses of TMC supporters were put on fire last night.

Meanwhile, all roads, including National Highway 41 and Mecheda Haldia road via Tamluk, have been paralysed due to stray incidents and road blockades by CPI(M) and TMC activists at various places.

No police can be scene through out the area.


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