Bharat Bandh highlights: India witnesses mixed response, non BJP states bear the burnt
New Delhi, Sep 10: Normal life was hit in some states on Monday with offices and educational institutes closed and vehicles off the roads during an opposition-led 'Bharat Bandh' which was largely peaceful, barring some incidents of violence.
A three-year-old girl died in Bihar's Jehanabad district which the BJP alleged was due to delay in find a vehicle to take her to the hospital. Train services were affected in Odisha.
In states like Kerala, Karnataka, Bihar, Odisha and Arunachal Pradesh life was hit by the shutdown, but Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Mizoram remained largely unaffected.
In Bhubaneswar, Congress workers staged a road blockade disrupting movement of vehicles on the national highway. Bandh supporters also locked the ticket counter of the Sun Temple.
In Kerala, the hartal hit normal life. Both public and private transport buses and autorickshaws kept off the roads.
Amid Opposition's call for a pan-India shutdown to protest against the rising fuel rates, petrol and diesel prices set new records for the fifth consecutive day in New Delhi and Mumbai on Monday.