Shutdown in Vadodara to support Hazare's campaign

Vadodara: A call for a bandh in the city in support of social activist Anna Hazare's fight against corruption on Friday was well received.

Most of the shops and business establishments in Vadodara remaining closed for the day.

About 80 trading and business bodies, NGOS, social activists, advocates and members belonging to academic communities and medical fraternity have supported the call for bandh, claimed Paresh Shah, an activist.

The bandh call was given by the city based India Against Corruption (IAC), a body formed by several activists, in support of Hazare's campaign against corruption and also to protest the non-appointment of a Lokayukta by the Gujarat government, IAC conveners Dilip Mehta and Hitesh Rawal said.

Meanwhile, the Baroda Bar Association (BBA) has given a call to keep the courts closed for an indefinite period in support of Hazare's cause, BBA president Ranjit Rathod.