Bharat Bandh: A divided opposition undecided on whether to close down or not

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New Delhi, Nov 28: The opposition appears to be confused and divided over the Bharat Bandh today.

Some want a shut down, others want to only protest.


The opposition led by the Congress had originally said that November 28 would Akrosh Day.

This meant that there would be anger demonstrated against the government in the form of protests.

However there would be no shut down they said.

In Kerala the government says it would not be a bandh, but a hartal.

The CPI(M) however has a different take in West Bengal. It wants a shut down, but the ruling TMC says it would only protest.

In Bihar and Odisha there are no takers for the bandh. Both governments have welcomed the decision on demonetisation and hence a bandh call on this issue would be meaningless.

In Congress ruled states such as Karnataka, there is no clarity what so ever.

Jairam Ramesh of the Congress had said that there would be no shut down and the BJP was spreading wrong information.

He also added that there would only be protests against the decision. Going by this statement, it becomes clear that in the Congress ruled Karnataka there would be no shut down.

The respective district administrations have been told by the government to take a call on whether schools should function or not. As of now there is no call to close down schools.

If normal life is not hit, then schools and colleges would function as normal.

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