Kolkata, Jan 8: CPI(M) leader Rabin Deb today claimed that the West Bengal's efforts to break the “shut down” has been failed as the people and working class voluntarily joined the two-day strike, which to be continued as per declaration, began at 06 00 hours on Tuesday.
" The state government's concerted attempts to foil the strike has been unsuccessful," the veteran CPI(M) leader told a media conference at party's headquarters at Allimuddin Street in central part of the city.
He said despite the Mamata Banerjee government has, meanwhile, arrested many leaders of their party across the state to foil the strike but people in general responded the strike called by 10 central trade unions, including CITU, to oppose the BJP led NDA government's "anti-people polices" in India.
He reiterated that as per declaration the strike would be continued January 8 and 9.
Claiming that so far the strike was complete and successful despite the government's attempt to foil the shut down.
Meanwhile, as day progressed the reports of sporadic violence and vandalism had been reported from different parts of the state.
The target of the bandh supporters was the Indian Railway properties, because once the train movement was obstructed the people would be immovable.
Reports of obstruction on the vehicular traffic on the highway were also came from different parts of West Bengal.
Reports of tussle between the uniform forces and pro bandh supporters also came. (UNI)