Leftists Bandh Begins In Their Own West Bengal

[Kolkata]LF-sponsored bandh begins in West Bengal
TMC Keeps On Right ordering all its employees to attend offices today and tomorrow.
Over 3,000 police personnel have been deployed in the metropolis to tackle any untoward incident,
The state-wide 12-hour strike called by the Left Parties to protest the demonetisation of Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes began in West Bengal today, with normal life visibly unaffected in the first few hours.
Government buses and other private vehicles were seen plying on the road.
State Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had said.”We oppose bandhs. We will take out a protest march (against demonetisation) on Monday,”
The TMC said it was against putting people to more hardship when they are “already facing a lot of problems owing to the scarcity of cash”.
The state government has ordered all its employees to attend offices today and tomorrow.
Exceptions would be made only in case of bereavement, maternity leave, hospitalisation and other ‘genuine reasons’, a circular issued by the state finance department said.