The Bharat Bandh has been announced today by the traders’ organization The Confederation of All India Traders (CAT) regarding e-way bill, rising prices of petrol and diesel and GST. The bandh will be effective from 6 am to 8 pm. Around 8 crore businessmen associated with more than 40 thousand business organizations across the country are supporting the bandh. The All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA), the largest organization in the road transport sector and the Samyukta Kisan Morcha, which is spearheading the farmers’ movement, have also lent their support to the bandh. There is a significant impact of the Bharat Bandh in Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh. In many areas, including Bhopal’s wholesale grocery market Janakpuri, Jumerati, Hanumanganj, the markets are completely closed. Anupam Agarwal, general secretary of the Bhopal Grocery Merchant Federation, described the bandh as a complete success and said that as a protest against the GST discrepancies, the wholesale pulses, rice, sugar, oil and grocery wholesale markets of Janakpuri, Jumerati, Hanumanganj will remain closed for the entire day today. At the same time, in the New Market, traders have announced to close their shops today, supporting the strike.
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Impact of bandh in Bhopal, new market and wholesale grocery market completely closed
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