New Delhi, Jan. 8 -- The strike by 10 central trade unions evoked a mixed response on Tuesday as five states, including Kerala, Odisha and Assam, witnessed complete bandh while sporadic incidents of violence were reported in West Bengal and Rajasthan.

Central trade unions, except RSS-affiliate Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, launched the two-day nationwide strike Tuesday to protest against proposed labour reforms and worker policies of the BJP-led government. The bandh partly affected the public life in most of the states and Union Territories.

Employees and workers in sectors such as steel, oil, mines, dock and port, transport, and insurance joined the strike, unions said.

Banking and postal services were affected across the country as a sec...