Kolkata: Opposing the country-wide strike on 2 September called by central trade unions, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said her government will take strongest possible action against "miscreants" who try to disrupt public life and will ensure compensation for damage to shops or vehicles.
"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," Banerjee tweeted.
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 1, 2016
The Chief Minister had last week asserted that her government would not allow any bandh in the state on 2 September and said, "If they (central trade unions) want they can go to Delhi and stage dharna to register their protest."
The central trade unions have given a call for a countrywide general strike on 2 September to protest the "anti-people, anti-national and anti-worker" policies of the NDA government at the Centre.