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Maharashtra bandh today in solidarity with farmers: 10 sources

Mumbai Police has made a plan so that people are not inconvenienced due to the bandh

New Delhi:
A week after eight people were killed in violence during a farmers’ protest in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri, the Maha Vikas Aghadi or MVA government has called for a shutdown in solidarity with farmers in Uttar Pradesh, so shops across Maharashtra today. Will be closed

  1. The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government of Shiv Sena, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party or NCP is supporting the bandh. In fact, the state government itself had announced the bandh in the joint press conference of the three parties.

  2. Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik told reporters, “I request the 12 crore people of Maharashtra to support the farmers. Support means you all join the bandh and stop your work for a day.”

  3. The state government said that everything would remain closed except for essential services. Agricultural Produce Market Committee or vegetable market will also remain closed.

  4. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that his party will participate in the bandh with full force. “The three parties will actively participate in the bandh. What happened in Lakhimpur Kheri was a conspiracy to kill the Constitution, violate the law and kill the farmers of the country,” Raut told reporters.

  5. The Mumbai Police has made a plan so that people are not inconvenienced due to the bandh. Police personnel will be deployed at strategic places. Three companies of Central Reserve Police Force, 500 Home Guards and 700 companies of other forces will assist Mumbai Police in maintaining law and order.

  6. An association of traders in Maharashtra on Monday objected to the state government’s call for a bandh and decided to support the bandh. Federation of Retail chief Viren Shah said, “Following the request of Shiv Sena and other party leaders, we decided to keep the shops closed till 4 pm in support of the bandh call by the Maha Vikas Aghadi government to protest the killing of farmers. Is.” Traders Welfare Association (FRTWA) said in a revised statement on Sunday.

  7. The traders’ union had earlier said that they are only returning to business after the intermittent lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the shutdown would affect their earnings. “We have suffered huge losses due to the lockdown in the last 18 months. Our business is growing slowly. In the middle of the festive season when customers have started coming out to shop, let us do our business peacefully. We Govt. Let the retail business remain open. We hope that the shopkeepers will not be harassed or forced to remain closed.”

  8. However, it appears the traders are caught in the political crossfire, as the BJP has said it will not allow “forcible closure of shops” to support the bandh. “If shopkeepers are forced to close shops tomorrow by any MVA worker, they will have to face BJP workers. Police should ensure that no one is forced otherwise there will be law and order situation Which is not our responsibility,” Maharashtra BJP leader Nitesh Rane tweeted.

  9. Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra was named in a police case filed by farmers who said he had entered a gathering of protesters last Sunday raising slogans amid a peaceful black flag protest.

  10. Ashish Mishra was produced in a court on Saturday night, days after he mounted heavy pressure on the police’s inaction even after a murder case was registered. The Supreme Court had also pulled up the UP Police for not doing its job properly.

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