Congress asks schools,trade unions to join Friday bandh

Taking forward the call of the state Congress for a statewide bandh on Friday against the ruling BJP’s “high-handedness”,the party’s Vadodara city unit on Thursday approached schools,trade unions and women’s groups to join the bandh

Written by Express News Service | Published: September 6, 2013 4:02 am

Vadodara,AHMEDABAD: Taking forward the call of the state Congress for a statewide bandh on Friday against the ruling BJP’s “high-handedness”,the party’s Vadodara city unit on Thursday approached schools,trade unions and women’s groups to join the bandh.

The city unit of Congress has planned to take out a rally in the city to “create awareness about the double standards of the state government”.

Demanding appointment of a Lokayukta and the resignation and arrest of VUDA chairman N V Patel,following the August 28 twin building collapse in Madhavnagar society of Atladara in Vadodara,city president Narendra Ravat said,“Our rally will be totally peaceful. We are not indulging in violence or vandalism. We hope that even if BJP workers indulge in vandalism in the name of Congress,people will be able to see the difference.”

Ravat added that the rally is aimed at “creating awareness” among the people about corruption within the BJP government.

The rally will begin in Mandvi and move through the city before culminating at Nyaymandir.

The Ahmedabad Police has set up security arrangements across the city.

BJP lashes out at Cong for bandh call

Vadodara: BJP party spokesperson Jai Narayan Vyas on Thursday lashed out at Congress for calling a statewide bandh on Friday,terming it as a way to distract citizens from the Modi government’s efforts to ensure peace and prosperity. “From the way Congress is behaving,it is clear that the party’s confidence is shaking. A bandh call is a way to distract citizens from the peace and prosperity that the present government had ensured for the people,” he said in Vadodara.

2 Cong workers held for bid to burn bus

RAJKOT: Two Congress workers were arrested while six others,including Rajkot unit president Jasvant Bhatti,were booked for attempt to murder and rioting after they allegedly tried to set a state transport bus on fire in the city’s Dhebar road on Thursday.

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