Kolkata, Sep 1: Opposing the country-wide strike on September 2 called by central trade unions, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said her government will take strongest possible action against "miscreants" who try to disrupt public life and will ensure compensation for any dnage to shops or vehicles.
"Bengal will not be stopped on September 2, 2016. On September 2, all educational institutions, shops, institutions, offices and factories will remain open.
Vehicles will ply normally and public transport will not be hindered. There will be strongest possible action against any miscreant who will try to disrupt public life," Banerjee tweeted.
"The government will arrange for due compensation for any damage caused by miscreants to any shop, vehicle or establishment," Banerjee tweeted. [Bharat Bandh on Sept. 2: Unions refuse to call off strike]
The Chief Minister had last week asserted that her government would not allow any bandh in the state on September 2 and said, "If they (central trade unions) want they can go to Delhi and stage dharna to register their protest." [Bharat Bandh: Trade unions' strike to hit normal life in Karnataka]
The central trade unions have given a call for a countrywide general strike on September 2 to protest the "anti-people, anti-national and anti-worker" policies of the NDA government at the Centre.