Bharat Bandh: All you need to know
This Bharat Bandh is provoked by Indian Farmers. As they are on strike for more than 9 months on the demand of MSPand against the new farmer Act. The bandh will start at 6 am and it will remain in force till 4 pm during which all the central and state government offices, markets, shops, factories, schools, colleges and other educational institutions will not be allowed to function.
Public and private transport will not be allowed to ply on roads. No public functions will be allowed.
All emergency establishments and essential services, including hospitals, medical stores, relief and rescue work and people attending to personal emergencies will be exempted.
Bank Union extends support to farmers’ call for a total shutdown
The All India Bank Officers’ Confederation (AlBOC) on Wednesday extended its support to the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by Samyukta Kisan Morcha on September 27.
Political parties join call for ‘total shutdown‘
Congress back Bharat Bandh
The Congress on Saturday extended support to the Bharat Bandh call given by farmer unions against the Centre’s three agri laws and demanded that discussions be initiated with the protesters.
Congress spokesperson Gourav Vallabh said the Congress party and all its workers will support the “peaceful Bharat Bandh on September 27, called by farmer unions and farmers”.
“We demand that the due process of discussion with the farmers should be initiated because they are sitting on the borders of Delhi for last more than nine months. We demand that these three black laws, which were imposed without any consultation, should be taken back,” he also said.
The Congress leader also demanded that the MSP should be given as a legal right to every farmer “as they do not want only ‘jumlas’ (rhetoric)” and referred to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s promise to double the farmers’ income by 2022.