The BJP on Sunday called a 12-hour bandh in West Bengal on November 30 to protest against rise in the prices of essential commodities.

“Prices of essential commodities are sky-rocketing and no political party except the BJP raised voice against it.

The party has given a call for a state-wide bandh on November 30,” newly-appointed state BJP president Rahul Sinha told reporters here.

He said that the BJP had embarked on a month-long agitation programme in the state against price hike from today, which would culminate into a state-wide bandh.

Mr. Sinha said that the BJP would write to all parties seeking support for the bandh except the CPI(M), which, he says, is responsible for the price rise.