Aizawl: A bandh called by the opposition Mizo National Front to demand resignation of state health minister Lalrinliana Sailo for his alleged involvement in drug smuggling disrupted normal life in the state on Tuesday.
Government offices, educational institutions, shops and business establishments remained closed in Aizawl and other seven district headquarters due to the 12-hour bandh beginning 5 AM.
Aizawl district SP L.R.Dingliana Sailo said no untoward incident has been reported.
Aizawl city wore a deserted look with no vehicles, except those carrying the sick to hospitals, and people ventured on the streets.
The MNF called the bandh to pressurise Sailo to resign for his alleged involvement in drug smuggling through the drug licence of his under-aged son.
The opposition party also said that the bandh was in protest against price rise of essential commodities, bad conditions of roads across the state and financial crisis due to alleged financial management by the Congress government.