Opposition parties in Maharashtra have clarified that they will not participate in the bandh on Monday. Taxis, autos and traders unions also clarified that business will go on as usual.
Parties however, will hold statewide protests against demonetisation.
The Congress has organised rallies in all major districts to support Jan Akrosh Diwas, as per the Opposition’s call to protest the implementation of demonetisation and the hardships it has caused the common man. In a press statement, the party stated that almost all districts will witness protests led by key leaders, meant to highlight the plight of the people. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has also called for protest marches at districts where the party is dominant.
“All shops and markets,except the ones observing their weekly holiday on Monday, will be open. The organisations representing 3.5 lakh traders from various sectors have decided not to support the bandh. We will launch 150 centres dispensing cash on debit cards in the next few days to facilitate consumers,” said Viren Shah, president, Federation of Retail Traders Association.
Mumbai has 40,000 taxis, 1 lakh autos, 30,000 app-based taxis and 3,800 BEST buses which are plying on schedule, said unions.