PATNA, Jan. 7 -- All six Left parties in Bihar - CPI, CPM, CPI-ML (Liberation), RSP, Forward Bloc, and SUCI - have given a call for a statewide bandh on Wednesday to protest the alleged deteriorating law and order situation, nonrevision of pay for Anganwadi workers, and farmer distress.

The call will coincide with trade union bodies' decision to strike work on Tuesday and Wednesday.

"The Bihar bandh call has been given to expose the failures of the state government on the law and order front, and its insensitive attitude towards the plight of Asha and Anganwadi workers, who have not received any pay hike for so many years. The plight of farmers in the state is pitiable as they are not given proper price for their produce," said Kunal, sta...