Lalu Yadav calls Bihar bandh on Jan 28

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 18:20

Patna: Blaming the state government for the
rise of prices of essential commodities, RJD on Tuesday called a
Bihar bandh on January 28.

"The Nitish Kumar government is more responsible than
the Centre for the price rise in the state and for that we
have decided to observe a state-wide shutdown on January 28,"
party chief Lalu Prasad told reporters here.

The government, he said, must inform the people about
the result of its anti-hoarding drive and also the action
taken against the black marketeers.

He said the bandh would soon be followed by a `Jail
Bharo` agitation to put pressure on the Centre for arresting
the price rise. The date for the `Jail Bharo Abhiyan` would be
announced later.

Prasad said he would also hold talks the Samajwadi
Party and TDP among others to mobilise support for calling a
`Bharat Bandh` later on the same issue.


First Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 18:20

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