Maharashtra Bandh Today To Protest Against Lakhimpur Kheri Incident

Amid the continued nationwide protests towards the Centre’s three controversial farm legal guidelines, Maharashtra is indulging in a statewide bandh, on Monday, known as by the three-party MVA alliance (NCP, Congress, and Shiv Sena). 

The statewide bandh is to indicate their displeasure towards the violence that happened in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri, which led to the loss of life of 4 farmers.  

According to the Maharashtra authorities,  every part goes to be closed aside from important providers. The Agricultural Produce Market Committee is often known as Subji Mandi will even be closed. Meanwhile, outlets, eating places “voluntarily” determined to maintain shut until 4 PM. 

With this bandh, roughly 27 lakh commuters are prone to be affected.  Also, the opposition BJP has opposed the bandh. Nitesh Rane, BJP MLA warned the federal government to not shut outlets forcefully. 

Meanwhile, Praveen Khandelwal, Secretary-General of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT), on Sunday stated that the merchants of the State is not going to take part in Maharashtra Bandh. 

The commerce physique termed it fairly illogical and dominated by gaining political benefit. 

Khandelwal stated, “The business community of Maharashtra has already suffered from huge business losses and is facing a financial crisis. The Bandh is not in favour of farmers but a sheer attempt to gain political mileage which is least expected from the head of any State Government. The Maharashtra traders have conveyed their resentment and anguish for calling Maharashtra Bandh and have said that since they oppose any such bandh at this stage, the traders will not participate in the bandh and business activities will be conducted as usual.”

A complete of 8 individuals died within the violence, and 4 of them have been crushed down by a automotive allegedly being pushed by the son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and BJP MP Ajay Kumar Mishra.

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