The Congress on September 6 had called for a nationwide protest on Monday (September 10) over rising fuel prices. Reports have said that the Bharat Bandh is likely to affect several non-BJP states.
The bandh will be observed between 9am and 3pm.
As it happened:
- Over 1,500 protestors were also detained in Jharkhand.
- According to PTI, at least 100 Congress workers including activists from the Mahila Congress workers, Youth Congress president Geli Ete and Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) secretary John Taksing have been arrested by police.
- BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's take on hike in fuel price.
"When crude oil price rises the price of fuel must be raised is microeconomis and I am not in favour of microeconomics as it involves only two persons (buyer and seller) but here the whole economy is involved so it is a macro economics," ANI quoted Swamy as saying.
I feel that the macroeconomic price for petrol is Rs 40 and somehow the PM must ask the Petroleum Minister to think as a part of Economic Affairs Ministry& not as Petroleum minister and stop setting prices so high that people can go to the point of revolt: Subramanian Swamy, BJP pic.twitter.com/fwJ7b2lbmv— ANI (@ANI) September 10, 2018
- Visuals of protests in Delhi.
- BJP's take on the bandh.
Frustrated opposition doesn't have any strategy and leadership,what else can be expected from them? I hope God gives them sense so they can differentiate between positive & negative otherwise in future they will even lose their position as Oppn: UP CM Yogi Adityanath #BharatBandh pic.twitter.com/SJUvp52h2u— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) September 10, 2018
- Rahul Gandhi takes a dig at Modi government.
- Former prime minister Manmohan Singh, who is also attending the protest in Delhi has condemned the Modi government for the hike in fuel prices. "Modi government has done a number of things that were not in the interest of the nation. The time to change this government will come soon," said Singh.
- Congress workers are vandalising a petrol bunk in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
- Agitators have turned violent in Bihar.
- The nationwide protest is taking a toll on train services. East Coast Railway Zone has cancelled 12 trains including Bhubaneswar-Howrah Jan Shatabdi Express and Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam Inter City Express, said ANI.
- Visuals of Congress workers blocking railway tracks in Mumbai's Andheri as part 'Rail Roko' agitation.
- Congress leaders protesting in Delhi.
- Visuals of Congress workers participating in Bharat Bandh in Chhattisgarh.
- Security personnel have been deployed in Rajasthan too.
Security has been tightened in Jaipur over #BharatBandh. Police says, "Precautionary measures have been taken. Police have been directed to take stringent actions against the protesters who will restore to violence during protests." #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/DWbxHRYPxK— ANI (@ANI) September 10, 2018
- Visuals from Congress president Rahul Gandhi's protest march in Delhi.
- Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik workers have blocked railway tracks in Patna's Rajendra Nagar Terminal railway station to protest against the fuel price hike.
- Protesters turn violent in Gujarat.
- Rahul Gandhi joins Bharat Bandh in Delhi.
- Visuals of protest from Odisha.
- Commissioner Of Police, Pune City, Dr Venkatesham K said that "extra deployment of forces has been done across the city today. Firm action will be taken on any miscreants taking the law into their hands."
- CPI and CPM workers in Andhra Pradesh's Vijayawada hold protest against fuel price hike. Congress had asked opposition parties to participate in the agitation.
- Congress workers hold protests in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district's Bhongir (pic 1) and Musheerabad bus depot (pic 2) in Hyderabad, against fuel price hike, reported ANI.
- Bus services of North Eastern Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NEKRTC) aren't operational today as Bharath Bandh has been called by Congress and other opposition parties against fuel price hike.
- The Bharat Bandh will affect the Congress-ruled state of Karnataka. Schools and colleges across Bengaluru will remain shut as transport services will also be hit affected between 9am and 3pm.