Kolkata:Taking on the Challenge thrown by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, CPI(M) state secretary and leader of the opposition Surya Kanta Mishra has said that the bandh will be taking place inspite of all the threats issued by the Chief Minister.
Reacting to the circular issued by the state government that the salary to the employees absenting themselves from work will be deducted; he said that the circular is unconstitutional and Mamata had even issued the same in 2012 but court had rejected the circular. He said that the party is consulting the lawyers on the issue.
The left parties have called for the strike alleging that the recently concluded civic polls were a mere foolery and common people was unable to give in their mandate due to the political violence conducted through the state by the ruling party.
On the other hand Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has called on the general public to defy the strike and come out to work. Addressing a meeting at Nabadwip, she said, “If there is any loss to anyone due to the bandh, the Government will pay for it, but we won’t tolerate the bandh.”