October 28, 2021

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Bandh by Sena, allies hits life in Maha, BJP calls it state-imposed

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Bandh by Sena, allies hits life in Maha, BJP calls it state-imposed
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Bandh by Sena, allies hits life in Maha, BJP calls it state-imposed
Bandh by Sena, allies hits life in Maha, BJP calls it state-imposed

MUMBAI: The ‘Maharashtra bandh’ called by MVA allies (Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP) to protest the death of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri received a mixed response on Monday with the shutdown getting traction in major cities like Pune and Mumbai. However, life remained largely unaffected in rural and semi-urban areas.
Barring stray incidents of violence like stone pelting, the shutdown was largely peaceful. In Mumbai, shops and other commercial establishments, barring those selling essential items, remained shut. In the metropolis, police arrested 28 people for staging protests during the bandh and for violating Covid norms, but later released them on bail, an official said. Over 200 people were detained.
Opposition BJP alleged the shutdown was “imposed” on people using government machinery. Leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis said if the government was so concerned about farmers, it should first provide relief to those affected due to unseasonal rains in Vidarbha and Marathwada.
The buses of the Brihanmumbai electric supply and transport and many of the traditional ‘black-yellow cabs’ remained off the roads, which led to huge crowds of commuters at stations of suburban trains whose operation remained unaffected. The BEST bus services were suspended after incidents of stone pelting at some places in the metropolis. Officials said suburban and outstation trains operated without any disruption. However, 11 buses were damaged in stone pelting, an official said. Some people complained that autorickshaw and taxi drivers charged exorbitant fares.
Senior NCP leaders Jayant Patil, his cabinet colleague Nawab Malik and MP Supriya Sule staged a protest in south Mumbai, holding placards and raising slogans against the BJP governments in UP and at Centre. Shiv Sena MLAs too staged a protest.

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