Barring left-ruled Kerala, normal life was largely unaffected in most parts of the country. In Kerala, the stir turned into a 'hartal' with schools and colleges being shut and banking services being affected, reports PTI.
The first day of the two-day strike called by trade unions on Tuesday witnessed stray incidents of violence in West Bengal, public bus services going off the road in Mumbai and partial impact on banking operations. The strike has been called to protest against alleged anti-people policies of the central government.
Barring left-ruled Kerala, normal life was largely unaffected in most parts of the country. In Kerala, schools and colleges remained shut and banking services were affected, reported PTI. Offices recorded low attendance but no untoward incident was reported in the Left-ruled state. Trains were stopped while buses and autorickshaws were off the road, hitting normal life