Bandh has been observed across India on Wednesday, Sept 2. The bandh was called by coordination committee of 11 central trade unions against NDA government's proposed Bills amending labour laws, the Contract Act, the Electricity Act and Factory Act.
In West Bengal, all shops, schools, educational institutions were closed. Businessmen were scared to continue their daily business fearing protest by the groups who supported the bandh.
Despite Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's repeated warnings, most of the employees chose not to go to their offices.
Buses, autos remained off roads in Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi and other cities across the country on Wednesday. Bandh supporters showed protest on railway tracks hampering train services.
However, this Bharat Bandh did not go well with the aam aadmi (common man) of the country. Micro-blogging site Twitter was flooded with comments which showed their anger and disappointments.
Bharat Bandh has been trending on top since Wednesday morning.
Here are a few tweets:
Daily wagers wont earn a penny today because of Bharat Bandh . And Leftists claim to be messiah of labor class. Irony?— Saurabh Dhiman (@iSaurabhDhiman) September 2, 2015
Not again! I strongly condemn this Bharat Bandh. As usual, properties would be destroyed and set ablaze. Common man would be left suffering.— Shruti (@Yuvian97) September 2, 2015
Bharat Bandh for Ambulances too? How are they gonna justify this?https://t.co/pJhdOauxb1— Saurabh Dhiman (@iSaurabhDhiman) September 2, 2015
99% employees doesn't know why they are going on strike. And 1% that knows or have planned this Bharat Bandh, have political affiliations.— Harsh Chaturvedi (@HarshCh5) September 2, 2015
Trade unions hv declared Bharat Bandh.But most sufferers will b daily wage earners.Wot an irony.Will dese leaders give dem their daily wage?— Sanchit Agarwal (@sanchit_aga) September 2, 2015
Shame that "Bharat Bandh" is trending on top, but this strike is more of "Congress Bandh"Certainly...Indians want "Congress Mukt Bharat"— Hunting_Hunters (@eparitosh) September 2, 2015
Indian politics are the reason why we indianS runs behind all...cause this such type of Bharat Bandh makes india financially weak 👎👏— † Indian P∆PI † (@iadoreBlack) September 2, 2015
Bharat Bandh: Passengers arriving at New Delhi railway station were stranded as taxis and auto-rickshaws either... http://t.co/XbOGXc6x4u— Vipin Sharma (@itgeniegroup) September 2, 2015
Celebrating "National Festival", Bharat Bandh!— Shafi (@__Shafi) September 2, 2015
#Bharat bandh. When a labor union leader dies n goes to Marxist heaven wot does he see there?Closed factories, pay cheques going on trees.— Madd Dogg (@MaddDogg8) September 2, 2015