Trade bandh in Bihar evokes little response

Patna: The dawn-to-dusk country-wide trade bandh called by various trade unions evoked little response in Bihar with shops in major markets remaining open.

However, many private schools remained closed as a precautionary measure in view of the bandh which has been called to protest against the Centre's decision to allow 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail.

The ruling NDA in Bihar has extended support to the bandh while Congress and LJP are opposed.

The bandh is so far peaceful, Director General of Police Abhayanand said.

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had said he would not allow 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail sector in Bihar.