The Tripura State Secretariat of the CPI(M) in a statement has congratulated the people of Tripura for the tremendous support and peaceful observance of September 2 all India strike call, in the state.
Responding to the call of the central trade unions and various federations for the strike in protest against the anti-working class measures and various anti-people policies pursued by the BJP-led NDA Government at the centre, the people of Tripura spontaneously observed a total strike bringing normal life to a standstill in every sector in the state.
All kinds of vehicular traffic were off the road. No shops and market did open. All Government offices, courts, schools and colleges remained closed. The only train from Karimganj to Agartala did not operate. Shutters of all industrial units, banks and Insurances sectors were kept down. No workers, either in tea estate or rubber plantations and Government orchards did turn up for work.
Thousands of workers belonging to the trade unions and Left parties held a demonstration on September 1 in all the Sub Divisional headquarters including capital city of Agartala highlighting the 12 point charter of the demands of the Central Trade Unions and urging people to observe the strike. Left Front workers also took to the street from dawn to dusk today for picketing in favour of Bandh. The fact that there was no resistance to the bandh and the people supported it wholeheartedly, displays the widespread anger against the anti-labour policies being pursued by the central government.