As the Bharat Bandh call by trade unions on Wednesday hit services in many cities and towns across the country, citizens vented against the strike on social media. 

Cities such as Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru were hit as banking and transport services were affected. 

Autorickshaws and taxis stayed off the roads in several cities, while clashes were also reported in some areas. 

Commuters faced difficulties in getting to work, and many had to shell out extra money for the fares. 

Netizens criticised the Bharat Bandh on Twitter and Facebook, for not only inconveniencing citizens but also causing financial losses to the country.

However, there were also many who supported the bandh and spoke in favour of the labour unions. 

Many Mumbaiites said on Twitter that the bandh has not significantly affected their routines. In Chennai too, services seemed to be running as usual. 

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