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Bhopal bandh today over FDI

The markets and schools would be closed for the day on Monday due to a bandh called by the NDA and Left parties to protest FDI in multi-brand retail sector and hike in prices of diesel and LPG.

bhopal Updated: Sep 24, 2012 12:18 IST
HT Correspondent

The markets and schools would be closed for the day on Monday due to a bandh called by the NDA and Left parties to protest FDI in multi-brand retail sector and hike in prices of diesel and LPG.

Bhopal would witness bandh on Monday as it was exempted on September 20 from the bandh call in view of foreign dignitaries' presence in the city.

During the bandh the transport service would be affected but petrol pumps, Sanchi milk parlors, hospitals and medical stores would, however, be exempted from bandh.

Another bandh call for September 24 was also given by Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) and Akhil Bhartiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal to protest FDI in retail sector.

CAIT spokesperson Vivek Sahu said, “The bandh against foreign direct investment (FDI) would be observed in Bhopal and Raisen districts. Most of the private schools managements have decided to close the institutions for security purpose.”

On Monday, CAIT members will observe the protest by pulling a cart at Azad Market.

Akhil Bharatiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal (Bhopal) general secretary Anupam Agrawal said, "All traders will participate in the bandh against FDI.”

School and colleges bus owner's association general secretary Rajendra Sharma said, “The schools and colleges buses would not ply on Monday.”

Meanwhile, CAIT protested against FDI by 'begging' in front of Jyoti Talkies on Sunday.

Vivek Sahu said, “We expressed our protest by begging on the road. We earned Rs 110 in begging” he added.

According to CPT secretary Shailendra Kumar Shailey the CPI activists would take out a procession from Liyakat Market to Itwara from 10.30 am on Monday. The procession would pass through Kabadkhana, Sindhi Colony, Bhopal Talkies square, Hamidia Road, Ghoda Nakkas and Mangalwara.