NCP extends support to Congress-sponsored 'Bharat Bandh' against fuel price hike
New Delhi, Sep 7: After DMK, The Nationalist Congress Party on Friday extended its support to Bharat Bandh called by the Congress over fuel price hike and declining value of rupee.
'The NCP appeals everybody for their cooperation & support to make this bandh a grand success', it said in a statement.
Earlier in the day, the DMK on Friday announced it would extend its support to the Congress party's nationwide shutdown on September 10.
Conveying his party's "whole-hearted support," party president MK Stalin said the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) would "enthusiastically take part and cooperate to make the shutdown a complete success".
The DMK chief urged all sections of people, including government employees, teachers, traders and state transport corporation workers, to voluntarily support the bandh to "teach the BJP government a fitting lesson".
The Congress had Thursday called a Bharat Bandh to protest against the rising fuel prices.
Top opposition leaders, including Congress's Ashok Gehlot and Ahmed Patel, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and NCP's Tariq Anwar met at rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav's residence during which the decision to call a bandh was finalised.
The Congress has also asked civil society groups and NGOs to join the bandh. It also said the 'Bandh' will be between 9 AM to 2.30-3 PM so that the common person is not inconvenienced.