Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today opposed the bandh called by Left parties and BJP on April 30 and warned that the administration will take strong action against those participating in the shutdown.
“In Bengal our stand is clear that there will be no bandh, no strike. We are against bandh and strike. Administration will take strong action against those who will go for bandh. We won't let them stop the growth of Bengal,” Banerjee told reporters here.
The West Bengal unit of BJP yesterday called a 12-hour statewide bandh on April 30, a day after the Left Front gave a similar call on that day to protest “terror and violence” by the ruling Trinamool Congress in the recently-concluded civic elections.
“After seeing today's civic poll results they should withdraw the bandh. We have got more than two-third majority in Kolkata Municipal Corporation, while villages and suburban areas are also with us. We are with the people. There will be no bandh,” she stressed.
Banerjee said trade unions had called a transport strike against the central government and asked “why suddenly a bandh has been called against us. The CPI(M) and BJP have become one and are now complementing and supplementing each other in Bengal,” she charged.