Trade Unions of all major political parties called for 24-hour Bharat Bandh (strike) demanding an universal social security net for all unorganised sector workers through creation of a national social security fund, enforcement of basic labour laws and stringent punitive action against violation of labour laws. [UPDATE: 10 cr workers threaten to pause India in massive strike]
[UPDATE ON May 31st, 2012: Violence reported on Bharat bandh from Bangalore, UP]
The PM on Sunday, Feb 26 urged all major trade unions including 5,000 unaffiliated unions to call off their plan to hold the nation-wide strike, however, the unions claimed that they will continue with their strike-plan as the PM's appeal came just 48 hours before the scheduled date. [UPDATE: Trade Unions' strike; not all Indian's affected].
According to sources, Indian banking sector and transport services would be hit mainly by the strike. [UPDATE: Another bomb blast rocks Guwahati when strike hits India]