Saturday, October 23, 2021

Bharat Bandh impacts business and life in Jamshedpur

Bharat Bandh called by the farmer unions and supported by opposition parties against the three farm laws did impact business and normal life in city in the first half. Shops remained closed till evening. However, most shops opened in the evening.

Jamshedpur: The Bharat Bandh called by opposition parties against the three farm laws enacted by the union government did have some impact on business and normal life in the city. Most of the shops in urban areas remained closed in the first half of the day. Business, however, came back to normal by evening as most of the shops opened in the evening.

Bharat Bandh called on the first anniversary of 3 Farm Laws had a huge impact in urban areas like Bistupur, Kadma, Sonari and Sakchi.

The Bandh was supported by Mahagathbandhan parties as well as left parties and left unions of banks and insurance companies.

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The farmers of the country have been agitating for months years against the farm laws. However, the issue has not been resolved yet.

On Monday, in protest against the three black laws the members of opposition parties supported the Bharat Bandh.

On Monday, almost all the shops of Sonari as well as Bistupur area remained closed. The shopkeepers too seemed to have supported the bandh.

On the other hand, in support of Bharat Bandh, Congress RJD and other parties under the leadership of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha leader Manoj Yadav appealed to the shopkeepers of Sonari and Kadma area to cooperate in Bharat Bandh with folded hands.

It did have some impact and shopkeepers downed their shutters.

Bandh supporters took to streets and urged the general public to make the bandh successful in protest against what they called ‘Modi-Shah Private Limited’ government.

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Hundreds of leaders and workers of Mahagathbandhan including Chhitij Kiran, Arun Kumar Singh, Rajesh Kumar, P Vasudev Rao, Safiq, Santosh Yadav, Suman Tarafdar, Prakash Mahato, Bhola Gupta, Gangu Karmakar sought support for the bandh.

On the other hand, worker unions also supported the bandh. Most of the bank and insurance employees owing allegiance to leftist unions demonstrated in support of the Bharat Bandh.

A large number of workers under the leadership of INTUC leader Raghunath Pandey registered their presence by protesting strongly against the central government near the Postal Park in Bistupur.

Raghunath Pandey said that the BJP government at the Center is trying to implement three black laws. But the Congress party will not allow this to happen in support of the farmers.

In support of the farmers, Samtykt Kisan Morcha, an umbrella organisation of several farmer unions, had given the call for Bharat Bandh and it was supported by opposition parties like Congress and left parties. In Jharkhand, JMM too supported the bandh.

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He said that in view of the inflation, almost all the traders of East Singhbhum are voluntarily supporting the Bharat Bandh.

He said that the central government is bent on privatising a government institutions like banks.

On the other hand, inflation is at its peak.

He said that the BJP government is working in support of the big capitalists of the country due to which people are losing jobs.

Raghunath Pandey said that the BJP supporters say that even if petrol is sold at the rate of 1000 rupee per litre, they will not mind it. However, he added, the condition of daily wage earners, working class, poor needy, middle class people is deteriorating day by day.

Bharat Bandh called by farmer unions and supported by opposition parties impacted normal life in Jamshedpur.

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