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"We have deferred the strike. A senior official in the state government requested us to wait until the chief minister returns so that there is a scope for discussion on the issue," Deepak Sarkar, member of the Bengal Bus Syndicate said.

A section of the operators owing allegiance to six unions called the strike demanding an immediate hike in fares. As many as six bus associations were supposed to participate in the strike.

The bus operators are angry at the state government's refusal to hike fares despite the formation of several expert committees over the past one year to look into the demands of the bus associations.

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