On Thursday, Tripura observed a 24-hour bandh called by opposition congress demanding CBI investigation into the chit fund scam. This bandh also affected the normal life of Tripura for the day.
Markets remained closed with barely any vehicles on the road. Notably, banks, financial institutions, schools and colleges remained shut in view of the strike. The Tripura Pradesh Congress Committee president (TPCC), Birajit Sinha has claimed the bandh a successful one, saying people have wholeheartedly supported it.
Flights were unaffected and those arriving at the airport from outside the state were provided security, Superintendent of Police Dilip Roy said. However, shut down affected the movement of trains.
About 600 people were arrested and then released for supporting the bandh.
Among the other demands raised by Congress, it also demanded financial support to the unemployed youths of the state, subsidy in fertilisers, and support price in agriculture.