Kokrajhar (Assam): Normal life was affected
in lower Assam`s Bodoland Territorial Administrative Districts
(BTAD) area Friday following a 12-hour bandh called by a local
Bodo political party to protest rise in prices of essential
Markets, shops, educational institutions, banks and
private offices remained closed in view of the bandh call
given by United Democratic Peoples Front (UDPF), while
attendance was thin in government offices in BTAD area,
official sources said.
No untoward incident was, however, reported from the
affected districts of Kokrajhar, Udalguri, Baksa and Chirang.
Public and private vehicles remained off the roads,
though trains plied as per schedule, sources said.
UDPF was protesting the hike in prices of essential goods
and demanding election of the Village Council Development
Committees since 2005.