A bandh called by the Opposition Mizo National Front to demand the resignation of Health Minister Lalrinliana Sailo for his alleged involvement in drug smuggling disrupted normal life in the State today.

Government offices, educational institutions, shops and business establishments remained closed in Aizawl and other seven district headquarters due to the 12-hour bandh, which began at 5 a.m.

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.

MNF has organised the bandh demanding Sailo to resign for his alleged involvement in drug smuggling through drug licence of his under-aged son.

The Opposition party also said that the bandh was in protest against the price rise of essential commodities, bad conditions of roads across the State and financial crisis due to alleged financial management by the Congress Government.