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Left Front-sponsored bandh begins in West Bengal

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The statewide six-hour called by Front against pre-panchayat poll violence in began from 6 am today amidst elaborate security arrangements.

Public transport was available on the city roads since early morning, remained normal while in the suburban sections of the South Eastern Railway and the Eastern Railway remained mostly normal.

were also normal.

Educational institutions were open. and the authorities had said that the examination schedule would not be altered in view of the

"Everything is normal and peaceful. People have come out as usual. There is no bandh," Minister and Dumdum MLA Bratya Basu said.

Basu took a stock of the situation in and around his constituency this morning.

The officials said no one would be allowed to disrupt normal life in the city and strict action would be initiated against those who tried to do so.

The had yesterday directed its employees to report for work today.

No casual leaves would be allowed in the first or second half of the day, the had said in a notification.

Front had called the in protest against the throttling of democracy during filing of nomination for panchayat polls in the state.

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 10:05 IST