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Normal life hit across Bihar during 'Bharat Bandh'

Bharat Bandh, Normal life, Bihar

Patna : Arson, vandalism and disruption of rail and road traffic were reported from various parts of Bihar Monday during the 'Bharat Bandh' called by Congress-led opposition in protest against the soaring prices of petroleum products. In the state capital, bandh supporters indulged in vandalism in the old Patna city area where they also placed burning tyres on railway tracks, disrupting movement of trains. Private schools and a sizeable number of shopping establishments remained closed, fearing nuisance during the six-hour-long bandh which is also supported by the RJD, CPI and CPI(M).

Government offices and banks were, however, functioning normally and at some places, the bandh supporters were seen making way for ambulances and hearses. In Rajendra Nagar locality of the state capital, activists of the Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) floated by controversial Madhepura MP Pappu Yadav vandalized a number of private vehicles.

Reacting to the episode, Congress MLC Prem Chandra Mishra, who was leading a demonstration elsewhere, said, "Such unruly behavior must not take place. Our party leadership has made it clear that the bandh ought to be totally peaceful." BPCC working president Kaukab Qadri told a TV channel at the Dak Bungalow crossing "BJP-RSS workers, in the guise of bandh supporters, are in action at many places to give us a bad name."In Jehanabad district, a two-year-old girl died while being taken to a hospital for treatment. PTI

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