Bhubaneswar: Shops and business
establishments in several places of Odisha were shut on Thursday
due to a country-wide bandh called to protest FDI in retail
Trading activities were affected in places including the
state capital Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur,
Rourkela and Balasore during the shutdown.
The bandh was backed by different political parties,
trade unions and socio-cultural organisations.
BJP`s traders` cell also backed the shutdown and asked
business establishments across the state to stop all
activities during the protest action.
All Orissa Vendors Association has asked all their
members throughout the state to stop business during the bandh
called by the?All India Retailer and Traders Association.