Bharat Bandh: Normal life affects in Manipur
Imphal Sep 10 (IANS) The 'Bharat bandh' against the rising fuel prices called by the Congress and the Left parties severely affected normal life in Manipur, as all educational institutes were closed and attendance in offices was very thin.
P. Saratchandra, a Congressman said: "The BJP says that it loves the poor sections of people. But it is escalating the prices. Police are trying to disperse us saying that it is illegal to hold a strike. But the NDA government is hitting the people below the belt".
All commercial vehicles were off the road, men and women came out at several places to burn tires and block all kinds of vehicular movements.
People coming from other parts of the country were stranded in the mountainous stations along the highways since the buses could not enter the city. Many trucks bringing fuel and essential commodities were also stranded.