New Delhi, Sept. 10, 2018: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday, 10 September arrived at Rajghat in New Delhi to participate in the Bharat Bandh called by the party against rising fuel prices in the country.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi also joined the protest. Top Opposition leaders including Sharad Pawar, Sharad Yadav, Manoj Jha, Somanath Bharti along with Ghulam Nabi Azad and Manoj Sharma were also present.
According to the Congress, 21 Opposition parties are supporting the bandh. While bus services were hit in Karnataka, Congress workers stopped trains in Odisha’s Sambalpur. Opposition parties staged protests in various cities in the backdrop of the bandh.
Bus Services Hit in Karnataka
Bus services of North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) have been suspended in the backdrop of Bharat Bandh called by Congress and other Opposition parties against fuel price hike.
Karnataka Declares Public Holiday for Schools, Colleges
The Karnataka government declared a public holiday on Monday, 10 September, for schools and colleges in Bengaluru as a precautionary measure ahead of Bharat Bandh called by the Congress party.
While parties like SP, BSP, DMK, NCP, JD(S) and MNS have extended support to the bandh called by Congress, certain left parties backed by the CPI(M) have called for a separate bandh
Opposition parties in Bihar resolved to make ‘Bharat Bandh’ a “grand success”
West Bengal government has taken a slew of measures to maintain normal life in the backdrop of the bandh
State Transport Buses Services From Tamil Nadu to Other States Suspended
State transport buses traveling out of Tamil Nadu to states like Kerala and Karnataka, have been stopped at the border and suspended in the backdrop of Bharat Bandh called by Opposition parties.
Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik Workers Block Railway Tracks in Patna
Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik workers blocked railway tracks in Patna’s Rajendra Nagar Terminal railway station to support Bharat Bandh called by Congress and other opposition parties over fuel price hike.
Protesters Burn Tyres, Halt Traffic in Gujarat
Protesters in Gujarat’s Bharuch burnt tyres and stopped traffic while protesting against rising fuel prices in the backdrop of Bharat Bandh called by Opposition parties.
CPI, CPM Protest in Vijaywada
CPI and CPM workers in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada protested against fuel price hike in the backdrop of Bharat Bandh being called by Opposition parties.
Opposition Stages Protests in Hyderabad
Congress workers held protests in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district’s Bhongir and Musheerabad bus depot in Hyderabad against fuel price hike.
Opposition Protests in Bhubaneshwar
Party workers protested in Odisha’s Bhubaneswar against fuel price hike.