Bharat Bandh: Bharat shut down against hike fuel prices


NEW  DELHI: Nationwide protests in India against highest petrol and diesel prices blocked roads at several places. Congress president Rahul Gandhi started the country-wide protest against rising fuel prices from Delhi’s Rajghat as part of the ‘Bharat Bandh’ in which several opposition parties like SP, BSP, TMC, DMK and RJD have supported to Bharat bandh.

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence over the rising petrol and diesel prices and said, “PM Modi has failed to fulfill their promises who had made to the people.

The Bhartiya Janta Party hit back at the Congress calling the bandh a “flop show,” saying the government had no role over the fuel price hike.

Several protestors from various Opposition parties took to streets, some clashing with police at several places while enforcing the shutdown.

More than dozen long route express and passenger trains were stopped at Patna, Gaya, Bhojpur, Jehanabad, Khagaria, Madhubani, Sagarsa, Darbhanga, Banka, Bhagalpur, Sheikhpura and Muzaffarpur railway stations.