A bandh called by the opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) 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 which began at 5 am.

Aizawl district SP L.R.Dingliana Sailo said no untoward incident has been reported.

The city wore a deserted look with no vehicles plying, except those carrying the sick to hospitals, and people ventured on the streets.

The MNF called the bandh to pressurise Mr. 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.