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Mamata Banerjee opposes trade union strike, warns stern action against 'miscreants'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 February 2017, 5:48 IST

On 1 September, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came out in strong opposition to the country-wide strike that has been declared by central trade unions on 2 September.

She said that her government with take strict action against "miscreants" if they attempted to disrupt public life in the state, and has also ensured compensation for any damages that shops or vehicles may incur.

"Bengal will not be stopped on 2 September 2016. On 2 September, 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," she tweeted.

Last week, the Chief Minister 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."

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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.


First published: 1 September 2016, 1:35 IST