Bharat bandh live updates | Rahul Gandhi kickstarts protest from Rajghat

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 Bharat bandh live updates | Rahul Gandhi kickstarts protest from Rajghat

Congress and Left Front have separately called nationwide ‘Bharat bandh’ to protest against soaring fuel prices and weak rupee.

While the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), Samajwadi Party (SP), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Maharshtra Navanirman Sena (MNS) have backed the shutdown, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Biju Janta Dal (BJD), Shiv Sena and Trinamool Congress (TMC) have decided to stay away from it.

Congress leaders detained in Mumbai

Shutters were down on most markets in Mumbai and Thane. Stone pelting incidents on BEST buses were reported from Vashi Naka and Pratiksha Nagar bus depots. Noone was injured in the attacks, while window panes of buses were broken.

Congress activists burnt tyres on the roads in Bhayander to disrupt vehicular traffic.

Congress activists led by state chief Ashok Chavan, Mumbai chief Sanjay Nirupam  attempted to stop trains at Andheri station. They were detained. Congress activists were detained outside Govandi railway station too.

Congress functionaries were threatening shop owners, forcing them to down shutters in several area of suburban North Mumbai. The party teams were seen moving in twos and threes requesting shop keepers to remain shut until further instructions are issued.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by Daily Report and is published from a The Hindu.)


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