Congress president Rahul Gandhi is addressing Opposition leaders at Rajghat.”In the entire country, the prices of fuel, gas are on a constant rise, but Prime Minister Modi remains in silence. Farmers commit suicide in our country, women are raped and yet PM Modi doesn’t break his silence. PM Modi has made a lot of promises to the people of the country but has failed to deliver on them. The Rupee value has never been this weak in the past 70 years. Your money is being looted.”
Maharashtra: Ashok Chavan, Sanjay Nirupam detained by Mumbai police
Maharashtra Congress president Ashok Chavan, Mumbai Congress president Sanja Nirupam, senior leader Manikrao Thakare detained by Mumbai police and have been taken to DN Nagar police station. Chavan, earlier in the day, staged a rail roko at Andheri railway station in wake of the shutdown
Bihar: Hailing ‘Bharat Bandh’, Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik leaders have put barricades over railway tracks in Rajendra Nagar Railways station, Patna.
Jharkhand: Protesters lead by CPI(ML) and JVM(P) took out protest march on main road in Koderma.
Odisha: While schools and colleges remain shut, train services have been affected as well. A lot of trains have been stalled for the day.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and opposition party leaders march from Rajghat towards Ramlila Maidan, to protest against fuel price hike.
Police directs petrol pumps to shut down the services to prevent untoward incidents during bandh in Bengaluru.
Madhya Pradesh: Congress leaders give roses to shopkeepers in Mandsaur and request them to support the Bharat bandh by closing their shops for the day.
According to Congress, 21 opposition parties are supporting the nationwide bandh, besides a number of chambers of commerce and traders’ associations.
The nation-wide ‘Bharat Bandh’ has been called by the Congress party, protesting over hike in fuel prices, demand to bring petrol and diesel under GST, a depreciating rupee and the demand for a joint parliamentary committee probe into the alleged irregularities in the Rafale deal.