Sporadic incidents of violence were reported from various parts of West Bengal today, the second day of the two-day nationwide strike called by the central trade unions protesting 'anti-people' policies of the Center.
Stones were also pelted at school buses in Howrah district, police said.
The police, later on, reached the spot and dispersed the protesters, a police officer said.
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CPI(M) leader Sujan Chakraborty arrested once again for conducting rallies
Senior CPI(M) leader Sujan Chakraborty was arrested once again today for taking out a rally at a bus stand in Jadavpur, Kolkata.
Chakraborty was also arrested yesterday for taking out a rally in support of the strike and was released in the evening.
In Coochbehar district, supporters of the strike pelted stones at autos as a result of which the drivers stopped the services.
First day of strike couldn't evoke much response in Bengal
Senior CPI(M) and Left leaders took out processions in various parts of the state in support of the strike.
The first day of the two-day nationwide strike however had failed to evoke much response in West Bengal.
Elaborate security arrangements made by the Trinamool Congress government had foiled the striking unions' bid to stall the normal life in the state.
Government offices, IT sector and port activities remained unaffected
Government offices, IT sector and port activities were normal, while banking sector experienced partial impact with some branches and ATMs closed. Workers in tea gardens also worked like normal days. However, Public Sector Units (PSU) insurance companies were closed on Tuesday.