The Congress, chief Rahul Gandhi which has called for a Bharat Bandh today. Congress has claimed that 21 parties, including SP, BSP, TMC, DMK and RJD, as well as several chambers of commerce and traders’ bodies, Rahul Gandhi has urged to party workers to keep peace and not to unite with any violent protests.
Petrol prices raised by Rs 0.23/litre both in the national capital (sold at Rs 80.73/litre) and Mumbai (sold at Rs 88.12/litre).
Among the major concerns that Congress is protesting against the hike in fuel prices, demand to bring petrol and diesel under GST, a depreciating rupee and the demand for a joint parliamentary committee probe into the alleged inconsistencies.
Due to Bharat Bandh has affected many states like Maharashtra, Bihar Karnataka, Odisha, Tamil Nadu.