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TC backs transports strike; seeks Guv's intervention

The Trinamool Congress today lent "moral support" to the indefinite strike called by commercial transport operators in Kolkata from Friday while seeking West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi's intervention to end the stalemate.

kolkata Updated: Jul 23, 2009 20:27 IST

The Trinamool Congress on Thursday lent "moral support" to the indefinite strike called by commercial transport operators in Kolkata from Friday while seeking West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi's intervention to end the stalemate.

The strike was called after talks between commercial transport operators and the state government over the ban of 15-year-old vehicles from the metropolis failed.

Leader of Opposition Partha Chatterjee alleged the state government had failed to find a solution through dialogue with private transport operators and inflicted hardship on the people.

Asked about the party's stand on the transport strike, he said party supremo Mamata Banerjee had already stated that the Trinamool Congress was against bandhs and blockades, however, the party would extend "moral support" to the strike.