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Bengal bus operators strike from today

As the bus operators remained firm on their two-day strike across West Bengal from Thursday, state transport minister Madan Mitra on Wednesday warned of strong action in case there was any law and order problem. The minister accused the striking bus operators of working in close concert with the CPI(M), saying the government knew how to deal with ‘such goons’.

‘The striking bus operators are working in close coordination with the CPI(M). If they take law and order in their own hands, the government knows how to deal with such goons,’ Mitra warned.

He alleged that several threat calls had been received by the officials of the transport department. ‘The government won’t succumb to the pressure of a section of bus operators under any circumstances and the question doesn’t arise of a hike in bus fares immediately,’ he said. Mitra said he had also asked ruling party workers to maintain a strict vigil in their areas and report to the police and the administration if there was any disruption of law and order.
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