Bharat Bandh: How Mumbai coped with nation-wide protests

Sep 10, 2018, 17:09 IST
  • Bharat Bandh: How Mumbai coped with nation-wide protests

    The Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists also led protests in the city of Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Palghar, Nashik and others areas of the state. In Dadar, MNS activists broke police cordons and waved black flags as the motorcade of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis zoomed past

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  • Bharat Bandh: How Mumbai coped with nation-wide protests

    The all-India anti-fuel price hike shutdown evoked a mixed response in Maharashtra on Monday, with all parties - barring the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena - joining it wholeheartedly. In Mumbai and other cities, large numbers took to the streets, railway stations, bus depots, and other public areas carrying banners and placards, raising anti-government slogans, taking out processions or staging sit-in protests against the spiraling prices of petrol, diesel and gas. All pictures/Nimesh Dave, Sameer Markande

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    Places like Thane, Palghar, Pune, Nashik, Nanded, Parbhani, Kolhapur, Raigad, Ratnagiri witnessed processions and roadside dharnas. There was stone-pelting at buses in Mumbai and Pune

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  • Bharat Bandh: How Mumbai coped with nation-wide protests

    The shutdown has been supported by Nationalist Congress Party, Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (S), RPI (G),  Peoples Republican Party, Peasant and Workers Party, Swabhimani Shetkari Party, Left Parties, besides other local and regional parties in Maharashtra

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  • Bharat Bandh: How Mumbai coped with nation-wide protests

    Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan and Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam led thousands of slogan-shouting activists to stage protests outside the bus depot located at Andheri and later trooped down on the railway tracks to stage a rail-blockade. However, before they could disrupt the train services, many leaders, including Chavan, Nirupam, Manikrao Thakre, Baba Siddiqui, Suresh Shetty and others were detained

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  • Bharat Bandh: How Mumbai coped with nation-wide protests

    Congress leaders Manikrao Thakare, Naseem Khan and others joined Chavan during the protest as party workers raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government. The opposition party also hit out at the Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government in Maharashtra

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    However, suburban trains, BEST buses, schools and colleges functioned normally, though shops and commercial establishments downed shutters in many localities, including pockets where the opposition is influential

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    In Aurangabad, protestors took out bullock cart rallies and filled petrol in their vehicles with droppers. Some petrol pumps in Thane, Pune and elsewhere remained shut as a precaution

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    The shutdown elicited mixed response in urban,but secured widespread support in the semi-urban and rural hinterland which have been severely hit by the fuel prices and its cascading effects

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    Shiv Sena said it wanted to see the strength of the opposition on key issues. "The people of this country have been watching closely how inflation is rising and petrol and diesel prices are escalating. "Hopefully, the bandh should not look like the opposition has suddenly woken up from a long sleep on peoples issues and called for the bandh," the Sena publication said

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  • Bharat Bandh: How Mumbai coped with nation-wide protests

     Fuel prices have been witnessing a hike in several states across the country over the past few weeks, burning a hole in the pocket of common man. The Indian rupee is also facing a decline in its value against the US dollar

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The Maharashtra Congress on Monday staged protests in various parts of the state in response to the Bharat Bandh called by the party's central leadership against rising fuel prices. The shutdown is backed by other opposition parties such as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), the Samajwadi Party, the Peasants and Workers' Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). All pictures/Nimesh Dave, Sameer Markande

 

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