Visuals: Here’s what Mumbai witnessed during Bharat Bandh
The Rahul Gandhi-led Indian National Congress (INC) called for a nationwide protest on Monday to protest against the recent hike in fuel prices.
In Mumbai, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), along with a dozen other smaller factions, joined Congress in its attempt to pull up the Narendra Modi-led central government for the recent hikes.
Incidentally, the price of petrol and diesel was hiked by Rs 0.23, to Rs 88.12 and Rs 77.32 per litre respectively, in Mumbai on the day of the bandh.
Here’s a summary of everything that transpired in Mumbai from morning till 3 pm today.
Shops in Dadar remain shut due to weekly off, hawkers fear backlash
MNS workers protest at DN Nagar metro station, disrupt services
Senior Congress leaders, including Ashok Chavan and Sanjay Nirupam, stage rail roko at Andheri, get detained
MNS workers forcefully shut shops in Parel
— ANI (@ANI) September 10, 2018
Protest near Ghatkopar metro station affects traffic movement, security closes entry gate
14 instances of vandalism targeting BEST buses reported till noon
Protestors block road at Deonar
— ShetraPC (@Pravinshetra) September 10, 2018
Congress workers protest at Ghatkopar, several shops forced shut
Protest in Mulund’s main market area
Video of Congress workers ordering hawkers to close shops goes viral
BJP corporator’s office in Malad vandalised
Petrol pumps in Chembur, Santacruz, Andheri, Thane and several other areas forced shut
— Dhanshree Shirke (@DhanshreeShirke) September 10, 2018
Protests at Western Express Highway, Borivali