Chandannagore: Unable to stop the shopkeepers from keeping their shops closed during the combined Bandh called by the Left Front and the BJP, TMC issued a circular to the shopkeepers of Chandannagar’s Lakshmigunj Bazar to keep their shutters down for three days. During the bandh, the shopkeepershad kept their shops closed to avoid any untoward incident despite the threats of the ruling party to keep their shops open.
Unable to make the shopkeepers obey their orders, TMC workers issued the notification to the shopkeepers but the shopkeepers opened their shops on Friday morning paying no heed to the circular. The circular was widely criticized. The notification pasted on the shutters of the shops also vanished.
The TMC leadership has refused to accept that they have issued such notification. The CPI(M) leaders have alleged that the TMC has refused to accept the issuing of the notification since they will have to face the agitation of the local businessmen.