Patna, Sep 10: The Congress sponsored Bharat Bandh being supported by other opposition parties in protest against steep hike in prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas was marred by disruption of railway services and road traffic, arson and unruly activities across Bihar today.
Leaders and workers of Congress, RJD, Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM), Jan Adhikar Party (JAP), Samajwadi Party (SP) and Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) took to streets since morning and disrupted train services and road traffic. Bandh supporters were also found forcing shopkeepers to close down shutters of their shops.
JAP workers smashed glasses of the bus at Rajendra Nagar terminal as the bus was parked there and was supposed to transport employees of East Central Railway to ECR zonal headquarters in Hajipur later. Bandh supporters also misbehaved with a doctor when he was going to Nalanda Medical College in the state capital.
Bandh protagonists demonstrating against the Narendra Modi government blocked road traffic at the prominent Dakbunglow roundabout in the state capital. They smashed glasses of several other vehicles to register their protest.
Bandh supporters blocked traffic on Bailey Road and also at Danapur and Maner by burning tyres in the middle of roads. (UNI)