West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has rejected a call of a 12-hour strike by the Left parties against the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.
"In Delhi at the meeting of Opposition parties, a Bandh was never discussed or agreed to. We do not support any Bandh called. People are suffering so I appeal to all to help citizens and stand by them at this hour of crisis," Mamata said in a Tweet.
The Left parties including the CPI-M and CPI had called a 12-hour statewide strike on November 28.
Announcing the decision, Left Front chairman Biman Bose said 18 Left parties would participate in the strike. Banks, ATMs, health and milk distribution services have been kept out of the purview of the strike, Bose said.
Left Front partner RSP said the suffering of the common people has forced the Left Front to call the strike.
Asked if the Left Front would approach TMC for support for the strike since it has also opposed the demonestisation move and called a rally on Monday, RSP state secretary Khiti Goswami said, "TMC supremo (Mamata Banerjee) had earlier called for a united fight against the move. So we will communicate to her as TMC has also called a rally on that day."