Bharat Bandh today LIVE Updates: Rahul Gandhi questions PM Modi’s ‘silence’ over petrol, diesel prices hike

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New Delhi | Updated:Sep 10, 2018 2:16:26 pm

Bharat Bandh today LIVE Updates: The Congress-led opposition parties are today observing a nationwide shutdown against the Modi government's failure to check the skyrocketing petrol and diesel prices.

Bharat bandh on Monday Live Updates:Bharat bandh on Monday Live Updates: Protests are being held in several parts across India

Bharat bandh news today Live Updates: Life has been hit by the Bharat Bandh called by Congress and supported by majority of the opposition parties. Big cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Patna have witnessed incidents of sporadic violence, according to reports. The nation-wide strike on Monday was called by Congress to protest against the rising petrol, diesel prices and depreciation of the rupee.

Congress has claimed that 21 opposition parties are supporting the Bharat bandh. It also stated that a number of chambers of commerce and traders’ associations were also backing the strike. Prominent Opposition parties like Sharad Pawar’s NCP, MK Stalin’s DMK are openly supporting Congress, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress (TMC) has expressed support on the issues on which the shut down has been called, but said it was against any kind of strike in West Bengal.

The incumbent ruling party Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha said it is neither opposing nor supporting the ‘Bharat Bandh’. Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje yesterday announced a four-per cent reduction in value-added tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel.

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Bharat Bandh news on 10th September 2018 Live Updates

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    12:02 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Sharad Pawar backs Bharat Bandh

    12:01 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat bandh news: Ex-UP CM calls BJP 'proud'

    "The BJP government is so proud of themselves that even today when the Opposition has called for a 'bandh' they have increased fuel price in some places. Government can even say that inflation will bring development," said former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav

    11:57 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat Bandh today: Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi

    "A gas Cylinder that used to cost Rs 400 is now Rs 800," claims Congress President Rahul Gandhi

    11:52 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat bandh news: Mixed impact in Bengal

    There has been mixed impact of Bharat bandh in Bengal. However, sporadic incidents have taken place in several areas. CPIM supporters were detained as they tried to stop trains and block roads across a few districts in the state. In the state capital Kolkata, extra buses, heavy police force were deployed to ensure that daily commuters do not face any problem

    11:48 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    BJP hits back

    The BJP has dubbed the 'Bharat Bandh' call given by the Congress and several other parties as an attempt to spread rumour and confusion among the masses and said people will "puncture the grand alliance balloon" floated by the main opposition party.

    11:47 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Shiv Sena takes jibe

    The Shiv Sena has taken a dig at opposition parties, stating their nationwide bandh against the rising fuel prices should not look like a sudden act undertaken after waking up from a "long sleep".

    11:45 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Rahul Gandhi speaks during Bharat Bandh

    In a scathing attack, Rahul Gandhi questioned Prine Minister Narendra Modi's "silence" on the issue of petrol, diesel prices hike. "Narendra Modi ji is silent, he has not spoken a word on rising prices of fuel, or condition of farmers, neither on atrocities against women," Gandhi said at Ramlila maidan during opposition rally.

    11:20 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat Bandh: Petrol pump vandalised in Ujjain

    A group of Congress workers today vandalised a portion of a petrol pun in Ujjain town of Madhya Pradesh.Madhya Pradesh: Congress workers vandalise a petrol pump in Ujjain during #BharatBandh protests pic.twitter.com/LKJy97Vy6c— ANI (@ANI) September 10, 2018

    11:19 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Mumbai-Ahmedabad high blocked: Report

    According to a report in India Today, the movement of traffic on Mumbai-Ahmedabad has been blocked due to protests by the Congress and other opposition supporters against the rising petrol, diesel and LPG prices. The Congress party has given a nationwide shutdown today against the Modi government's failure to contain the fuel prices.

    11:14 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat Bandh in Tamil Nadu

    In Tamil Nadu, normal life largely remained unaffected in view of the Bharat Bandh called by the Congress. Though the DMK is extending support to the Congress' bandh call, the public transport operated smoothly and most commercial establishments remained open. A PTI report said that government buses were plying as usual even as educational institutions and a large number of shops and commercial establishments remained open.

    11:10 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat Bandh LIVE: Sitaram Yechury attacks Modi government

    CPIM(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today attacked the BJP government over skyrocketing prices of petrol and diesel. In a tweet, Yechury said that the government is more focused on spending money on advertisements than addressing the concerns of people.

    11:03 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Patna: Jan Adhikar Party workers vandalise vehicles

    Workers of Jan Adhikar Party are protesting in Patna against the failure of the Modi government to check the rising petrol and diesel prices. The Jan Adhikar Party workers which is led by Pappu Yadav, also vandalised many vehicles on Patna roads to lodge their protest. The opposition parties are today observing Bharat Bandh against skyrocketing fuel prices.

    10:59 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Manmohan Singh's blistering attack on BJP: 'Government crossed limits'

    Speaking at a rally in the historic Ramlila Maidan, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that the BJP government is insensitive towards the cause of aam aadmi and make an appeal to the like-minded parties to bury their differences to come together in order to save the democracy. “Modi government has done a lot which is not in interest of nation, it has now crossed limits.”

    10:44 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat Bandh in Bihar

    Loktantrik Janata Dal workers in Patna carry a motorbike on their shoulders to protest against fuel price hike

    10:42 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat bandh: Manmohan Singh speaks

    "The central 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," former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said.

    10:38 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat Bandh protest turns violent in Patna

    Protests against Petrol, Diesel price have turned violent in Patna as Jan Adhikar Party workers have vandalised vehicles during in Bihar capital

    10:34 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat bandh: Train running status

    East Coast Railway Zone has cancelled 12 trains including Bhubaneswar-Howrah Jan Shatabdi Express and Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam Inter City Express in the view of Bharat Bandh.

    10:24 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Rail roko in Mumbai during Bharat Bandh

    Congress workers are staging 'Rail Roko' at Andheri railway station against diesel, petrol prices hike. Protestors were detained.

    10:21 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat bandh in Mumbai

    Scuffle between Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam and Mumbai police in Maharashtra during Bharat Bandh as party workers protest over petrol, diesel prices.

    10:12 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    AAP rally in Delhi over Bharat Bandh

    10:12 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Watch video of Bharat Bandh

    10:09 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat Bandh in Mumbai

    Massive protests in Mumbai during the Bharat Bandh. Congress, NCP, MNS workers have tried to block roads, stop trains in Maharashtra. Senior leaders, supporters have been detained.

    10:07 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi join Bharat bandh protest in Delhi

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi have joined the Bharat Bandh protests in Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi

    09:56 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat bandh in Chhattisgarh's Raipur

    Congress workers hit streets in Raipur during Bharat Bandh

    09:54 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat bandh: Opposition parties join hands

    NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Sharad Yadav at bandh protest against petrol, diesel prices hike

    09:46 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    IndiGo issues advisory over Bharat Bandh

    09:45 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat bandh in Rajasthan

    Security has been heightened in Jaipur over Bharat Bandh. "Precautionary measures have been taken. Police have been directed to take stringent actions against the protesters who will restore to violence during protests," police said.

    09:28 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Opposition's show of strength at Ramlila Maidan

    Congress president Rahul Gandhi, other senior leaders from his party and Opposition have joined the protest during Bharat bandh at Ramlila Maidan

    09:21 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat Bandh: Know key points
    09:19 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat Bandh: Watch video

    09:17 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Congress slams Modi govt during Bharat Bandh

    09:16 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat bandh in Kerala

    Massive impact of Bharat Bandh in Kerala as schools, colleges, shops are closed during that nation-wide strike

    09:08 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bhart bandh in Delhi: Rahul Gandhi is leading Opposition protest march

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other opposition party leaders march from Rajghat towards Ramlila Maidan during Bharat Bandh

    09:03 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat bandh in Patna

    Jan Adhikar Party Loktantrik workers tried to block railway tracks in Patna's Rajendra Nagar Terminal railway station in support to Bharat Bandh.

    08:55 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat Bandh in Gujarat

    Protesters in Gujarat's Bharuch burnt tyres and stoppe buses, lorries. Traffic movement badly affected

    08:48 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat Bandh in Delhi: Rahul Gandhi joins protest

    Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders are in Raj Ghat to protest against rising fuel prices. According to reports, Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will also join the protest.

    08:41 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Rahul Gandhi in Raj Ghat

    Congress President Rahul Gandhi and senior Ghulam Nabi Azad have reached Raj Ghat.

    08:40 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    High alert in Pune due to Bharat Bandh

    "Heavy forces have been deployed across the city today. Firm action will be taken on any miscreants taking the law into their hands," tweets Commissioner Of Police, Pune City, Dr Venkatesham K.

    08:38 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Congress' appeal on Bharat Bandh

    Congress has appealed party workers to maintain peace and not to associate with any violent protests even as it urged people to bring about a change in the country by ousting the BJP from power.

    08:29 (IST)10 Sep 2018
    Bharat Bandh in Hyderabad

    Congress workers are holding dharna at Musheerabad bus depot in Hyderabad against fuel price hike

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