JD-U on Friday said that the purpose of nation-wide agitation was "not ousting the government" but to bring people together against its "anti-national" policies.
The CPI(M)-led Left Front on Thursday held a 12-hour bandh in West Bengal against FDI in retail.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had requested the NDA leadership to spare Bhopal from bandh, which will be observed in the state capital on September 24.
In a veiled threat to the UPA, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said his party will not "tolerate" anti-people decisions.
Educational institutions, retail shops, malls, industrial units, banking operations and even transport almost came to a standstill in Ahmedabad.
Shutters of shops were down as markets remained closed and vehicles remained off the roads.
Schools and colleges in the state remianed open and vehicles were seen plying as usual on the roads, officials said.
The NDA-led bandh against diesel price hike, FDI in retail and cap on subsidised LPG evoked a mixed response in Goa, which is currently ushering in the ten-day Ganpati celebrations.
The opposition-sponsored Bharat Bandh against Centre’s decision to hike diesel price and allow FDI in multi-brand retail evoked strong response in most parts of the country on Thursday.
Day in Pics: 25th December
Showbiz World - December 25, 2014
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