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Bharat Bandh: Normal life affected in Chhattisgarh

india Updated: Jul 05, 2010 13:56 IST

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The nationwide bandh called by opposition parties over spiralling price rise on Monday badly affected the normal life in the BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh.

People responded to the call given by the BJP-led NDA and the Left parties over the price hike which has badly affected the common man in the state, a top BJP leader said.

Roads wore a deserted look as buses, auto-rickshaws, trucks and cars joined the bandh, as they were the worst affected due to the recent petroleum products hike.

Educational institutions, cinema halls and petrol pumps also remained closed in the state.

BJP national Vice President Karuna Shukla and party General Secretary Thavar Chand Gehlot led the protesters in Raipur, appealing the traders to join the nation-wide bandh.

The bandh was a total success in other parts of the state including Bilaspur, Rajnandgaon, Raigarh, Durg and Jagdalpur districts, BJP state president Ramsevak Paikra told PTI.

"The 'Bharat Bandh' is a big success and the common man has expressed their anger on the Union Government's policy, which has badly affected," Paikra said.

BJP MP's will raise this issue in the Parliament in the coming days, he said.