THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The BJP on Thursday imposed a near total dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Thiruvananthapuram in protest against attacks on its party offices by the A dawn-to-dusk hartal organised by CPM supporters.
The CPM cadres on Wednesday targeted BJP offices at various places in the state in a rerpisal for the manhandling of general secretary Sitaram Yechury in New Delhi earlier in the day.
In response to the hartal called by the BJP on Thursday, educational institutions, shops and commercial establishments remained shut and public transport, autos and taxis stayed off the roads in the district.
Commuters who arrived in the city on early morning trains and buses were left stranded. Police arranged transportation for them.
With many petrol pumps shut, long queues were seen in front of those fuel stations that stayed open.
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