The Congress' Bharat bandh Monday against rising fuel prices and depreciation of the rupee saw party workers in Madhya Pradesh carry out rallies and hold protests outside commercial establishments and fuel pumps that were open.
While the MP Congress called the shutdown successful,the ruling BJP accused the former of adopting "anarchic" ways to intimidate people to enforce the bandh. In Bhopal, a flower shop owned by Madhya Pradesh Chief
Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's son Kartikey was at the centre of a protest by Congress workers. The shop, situated in Ravishankar Market here, late downed shutters following the protest, said Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesperson Pankaj Chaturvedi.
Several Congress leaders led rallies asking people and shopkeepers to participate in the shutdown and there were also reports of party workers trying to forcibly shut fuel pumps and other commercial establishments in Ujjain. PTI