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Life in WB remains normal during LF-sponsored bandh

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The six-hour in called by the today failed to evoke response as life remained normal in the state.

Public and private buses plied as usual and remained normal, official sources said.

The had given the call to protest against what it alleged was throttling of democracy in the state during the filing of nominations for panchayat election scheduled next month.

Eastern Railway sources said that were normal. Flights also operated normally at the NSC Bose International Airport, airport sources said.

Educational institutions were open and exams were held at the as per schedule while the CBSE also conducted its examinations.

"Everything is normal and peaceful. People have come out as usual. There is no bandh," said.

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

Howrah North MLA and also went around his constituency.

"There is no response from the common people as they have dumped the permanently. People do not want to waste a single day," Shukla said.

State secretariat sources said that attendance in all government offices was normal.

The had yesterday directed its employees to report for work today. In a notification, it said that no casual leave would be allowed in the first or second half of the day.

The sources said that no one would be allowed to disrupt normal life in the city and strict action would be initiated against those trying to enforce the

Police personnel were deployed at important points in the city and no untoward incident was reported from anywhere, a senior told

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 14:40 IST