Bus services of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) blocked in Mumbai on Monday. As a result of stone pelting at some locations here aftermath of the Maharashtra bandh called by three ruling parties. To challenge the murder of four ranchers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district.
Nine buses damaged in areas like Dharavi, Mankhurd, Shivaji Nagar, Charkop, Oshiwara, Deonar and near Inorbit Mall here early morning.
The BEST administration seeks police protection and buses will perform from all depots after reviewing the situation.
BEST buses and cabs remained shut. Everyday gatherings on suburban railway stations to commute by local trains, which were running as per schedule. The three allies – Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress appealed to people to wholeheartedly support the bandh. Which began at midnight, to convey their solidarity with pleasants.
Shops and other commercial establishments, barring those engaged in selling essential items, remained shut in Mumbai and neighbouring places. Thus, Viren Shah, president of the Federation of Retail Traders welfare Association said they choose to keep the shops shut for half-a-day in support of the bandh. “The shops will reopen from 4 pm onwards,” Shah said.
Shiv Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut last week said his party will coordinate with full force in the Monday bandh in Maharashtra. He said it was necessary to wake people up against the “anti-farmer” policies of the central government. Eight people, counting four farmers, died in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.
The farmers died after struck by vehicles carrying BJP workers, following angry mob lynched some people in these vehicles. On Saturday night, Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra captured by the police in Lakhimpur Kheri violence.
NCP and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik said the MVA demands that Union minister Ajay Mishra be sacked.
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