Lalu Yadav calls Bihar bandh on Jan 28

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

Updated: Dec 29, 2009, 18:20 PM IST

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.

PTI