Photos: Opposition parties lead Bharat Bandh with protests and shutdowns
Updated: Sep 10, 2018 13:11 IST
The Congress and 21 political parties are observing a ‘Bharat Bandh’ across the country on Monday to protest the steep rise of petrol and diesel prices, causing hardships to the common man. Although the parties and some non-BJP state governments had promised not to inconvenience people and ensure supply of essential services, the shutdown is appearing to affect normal life in many parts of the country. While Karnataka and Odisha governments declared a holiday owing to the bandh, the Trinamool Congress-led West Bengal government said there would be rallies without a strike.