Guj: Cong's Bharat bandh gets mixed response, 300 detained
Ahmedabad, Sep 10 (PTI) The Congress' Bharat bandh
Monday to protest against skyrocketing fuel prices evoked a
Police said that over 300 Congress functionaries were
detained across the state, including state party chief Amit
Chavda and Gujarat party in-charge Rajiv Satav from Lal
Darwaja area here.
Schools were shut in areas including Ahmedabad, Rajkot
petrol pumps to down shutters in some parts of the state.
In Rajkot, government schools remained open while
private schools declared a holiday.
Roads in some areas, including Chhotaudepur and Surat,
were blocked with burning tyres by protesting Congress workers
while bus services were affected in many areas like Rajkot,
Amreli and Ahmedabad.
Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi called the
bandh successful but agreed that party workers tried to shut
down some establishments during the day.
"Gujarat has observed a complete bandh as people
voluntarily joined it. It is true that our workers did try to
shut some establishments. But we only requested the people
to close their operations. We did not indulge in violence.
bandh call left no major impact on daily life and no untoward
incident had been reported till afternoon. PTI COR VJA PJT PD
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