Demonetisation protests: Trains stopped, shutdown begins in Bihar

The supporters and workers of the Left parties including the CPI, CPI-M, CPI(ML) and other parties stopped over a dozen long route trains at Patna, Gaya, Jehanabad, Bhagalpur and Muzaffarpur railway stations.

By: IANS | Patna | Updated: November 28, 2016 11:27 am
bharat bandh, bandh, demonetistion, bharat bandh demonetistion, nationwide shutdown, bihar nationwide shutdown, india news, indian express Bihar: CPI(ML) workers in Darbhanga stop train in protest against demonetisation. (Source: ANI photo)

Several trains were halted in Bihar as the Left parties and others on Monday began a nationwide shutdown to protest demonetisation, police said. The supporters and workers of the Left parties including the CPI, CPI-M, CPI(ML) and other parties stopped over a dozen long route trains at Patna, Gaya, Jehanabad, Bhagalpur and Muzaffarpur railway stations.

“Several trains were halted to enforce shutdown,” a police officer said. Roads were also blocked at various places across the state. However, ruling parties of the grand alliance in Bihar, the Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress, have decided not to join the shutdown, but to stage protest march against demonetisation.

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While another ruling party JD-U of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has decided to keep away from both the shutdown and protest against domenetisation. Infact, Nitish Kumar has repeatedly publicly supported demonetisation that prompted BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday and Lok Janshakti Party chief and Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan to thank him.

bharat bandh, bandh, demonetistion, bharat bandh demonetistion, nationwide shutdown, bihar nationwide shutdown, india news, indian express “Several trains were halted to enforce shutdown,” a police officer said. (Source: ANI photo)

“The state administration has made elaborate security arrangements in view of the shutdown,” said a senior government official. The Left parties enjoy a strong support base in over a dozen districts in Bihar.

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First Published on: November 28, 2016 10:58 am
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    Amit Mukhopadhyay
    Nov 28, 2016 at 6:32 am
    The protests are justified. People have been suffering untold misery through one month for no fault of theirs. This irresponsible govt umed everybody to be a crook and imposed the penalty on everybody. In cities the middle cl found a cheap way to be very patriotic, so they are hailing Modi govt. But in remote areas the poor people who live a hand-to-mouth existence are suffering the most. They don't even have a voice to speak out. They suffer silently. Thousands didn't even get food for days. Modi said in his mann ki baat that people should use plastic money. This is a very good example of how much this govt is removed from ground reality of this country. They live on an ivory tower. Take for example a remote tea garden in am. The workers there do not want to go to bank to open account because the bank is in the town which is too far away; if they go to bank, they will lose one day's earning. Every time they visit the bank, they will lose wages. Situations like this exists throughout the country, everywhere, in every nook and cranny. To make banks easily accessible to everybody in the country will perhaps take another 50 years. And until 2019 we will continue to hear "plastic baat". The govt is totally cut off from the grroots. This was the reason that BJP was rejected by people in 2004. History is repeating itself.
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      Sonu Rajput
      Nov 28, 2016 at 6:06 am
      So you protest by shutting down something that you don't own? Rails do not belong to opposition.
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        Raju Menon
        Nov 28, 2016 at 6:06 am
        Communists are the deep rooted pest in India. As the country starts to progress, these guys will be exterminated.
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          Raju Menon
          Nov 28, 2016 at 6:12 am
          Communists have always resorted to this type of hooliganism.
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            SANJIV
            Nov 28, 2016 at 6:43 am
            32 LAKH BANK CARDS HACKED !lt;br/gt;INDIA NOW READY TO BE CASHLESS SOCIETY ! HA..HA..
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              SANJIV
              Nov 28, 2016 at 6:44 am
              BOOST TO TOURISM : DEMONETISATION: ‘PENNILESS’ FOREIGNERS RESORT TO STREET PERFORMANCES FOR CASH !lt;br/gt; Hindustan Times, Pushkar Updated: Nov 27, 2016lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;TWO GROUPS OF CASH-STRAPPED FOREIGN TOURISTS IN RAJASTHAN’S PUSHKAR HIT UPON AN INNOVATIVE IDEA TO FUND THEIR RETURN TICKETS TO DELHI AS DEMONETISATION OF HIGH-VALUE CURRENCY “LEFT THEM VIRTUALLY PENNILESS.”
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                SANJIV
                Nov 28, 2016 at 6:41 am
                NO JUSTIFICATION :BJP NOW ORGANISING BHARAT BANDH FOR 60 DAYS NON-STOP @ A TOTAL COST OF ONLY RS 60 LAC CRORE !lt;br/gt; BHARAT BANDH COST RS 25,000 CRORE TO lt;br/gt; ECONOMY : OCHAMlt;br/gt; By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 2, 2015 8:00 !lt;br/gt; NOW OCHAM IS SILENT ? WHEN ONLY 15 CRORE WORKERS WERE ON STRIKE ! WHAT ABOUT 1.252 BILLION PEOPLE FOR 60 DAYS CONTINUOSLY ? A MINIMUM LOSS OF RS 60 LAC CRORE ONLY ! AND A LOSS OF MORE THAN A MILLION CRORE IN THE STOCK MARKET - THE POOR INVESTORS WHO HAD NO CLUE ABOUT THIS BER WITHOUT MAKING INTELLIGENT ARRANGEMENTS ! AND THE UNTOLD MENTAL TORTURE OF THE W POTION OF 1.252 BILLION ?
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                  SANJIV
                  Nov 28, 2016 at 6:42 am
                  THE PARTY WHICH TURNED ALL THE 1.252 BILLION INDIANS INTO THE BEGGING MODE BEFORE THE BANKS TO GET THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY BACK - BEGGARS' JANTA PARTY ?BEGGAR’S JANTA PARTY ORGANISES BHARATH BANDH CONTINUOUSLY FOR 6 MONTHS !lt;br/gt;THE HERO WHO ANNOUNCED DEMONETISATION IN TOTAL DISREGARD OF THE RELEVANT SECTION OF THE RBI ACT , BEEN SELECTED FOR THE PRIZE OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST FOOL EVER LIVED ! AWARD GOES ALSO TO THE THE GREAT TEAM WHICH HAS ACCOMPLISHED THIS FEAT : SEE THE IQ LEVEL OF THE MEMBERS OF HIS GREAT THINK TANK - RS 100 DENOMINATION NOTES IN CIRCULATION WITH A VALUE OF ONLY 6 IN PER CENTAGE TERMS TO REPLACE THE RS 1000 AND RS 500 NOTES WITH A TOTAL VALUE OF 86 % !
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                    SANJIV
                    Nov 28, 2016 at 6:43 am
                    THE WORLD OPINION, UNLIKE WHAT THE PRACHARAKS PROCLAIM ,IS THAT ANY PERSON WHO HAS SELF-RESPECT WOULD HAVE RESIGNED OWNING MORAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HAVING CAUSED THIS NATIONAL CATASTROPHE -A MINIMUM LOSS OF RS 60 LAC CRORE ONLY ! AND THE UNTOLD MENTAL TORTURE ?lt;br/gt;WILL IT NOT AFFECT OUR GDP ? FOR A BER INITIATED BY HIM !lt;br/gt;AND CHINA JUSTIFIABLY HAS APPLAUDED HIM FOR LAUNCHING A SURGICAL STRIKE AGAINST 1.252 BILLION BHARTIYA JANTA – A FEAT CHINA, CHINA COULD NOT ACHIEVE !
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                      SANJIV
                      Nov 28, 2016 at 6:51 am
                      YES MEN ON BJP NOW ORGANISING BHARAT BANDH FOR 60 DAYS NON-STOP @ A TOTAL COST OF ONLY RS 60 LAC CRORE !lt;br/gt; BHARAT BANDH COST RS 25,000 CRORE TO lt;br/gt; ECONOMY : OCHAMlt;br/gt; By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 2, 2015 8:00 !lt;br/gt; NOW OCHAM IS SILENT ? WHEN ONLY 15 CRORE WORKERS WERE ON STRIKE ! WHAT ABOUT 1.252 BILLION PEOPLE FOR 60 DAYS CONTINUOSLY ? A MINIMUM LOSS OF RS 60 LAC CRORE ONLY ! AND A LOSS OF MORE THAN A MILLION CRORE IN THE STOCK MARKET - THE POOR INVESTORS WHO HAD NO CLUE ABOUT THIS BER WITHOUT MAKING INTELLIGENT ARRANGEMENTS ! AND THE UNTOLD MENTAL TORTURE OF THE W POTION OF 1.252 BILLION ?lt;br/gt;THE PARTY WHICH TURNED ALL THE 1.252 BILLION INDIANS INTO THE BEGGING MODE BEFORE THE BANKS TO GET THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY BACK - BEGGARS' JANTA PARTY ?BEGGAR’S JANTA PARTY ORGANISES BHARATH BANDH CONTINUOUSLY FOR 6 MONTHS ! YES MEN ON
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                        SANJIV
                        Nov 28, 2016 at 6:50 am
                        YES SURE gt;gt;gt;gt;gt;gt;gt;BJP NOW ORGANISING BHARAT BANDH FOR 60 DAYS NON-STOP @ A TOTAL COST OF ONLY RS 60 LAC CRORE !lt;br/gt; BHARAT BANDH COST RS 25,000 CRORE TO lt;br/gt; ECONOMY : OCHAMlt;br/gt; By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 2, 2015 8:00 !lt;br/gt; NOW OCHAM IS SILENT ? WHEN ONLY 15 CRORE WORKERS WERE ON STRIKE ! WHAT ABOUT 1.252 BILLION PEOPLE FOR 60 DAYS CONTINUOSLY ? A MINIMUM LOSS OF RS 60 LAC CRORE ONLY ! AND A LOSS OF MORE THAN A MILLION CRORE IN THE STOCK MARKET - THE POOR INVESTORS WHO HAD NO CLUE ABOUT THIS BER WITHOUT MAKING INTELLIGENT ARRANGEMENTS ! AND THE UNTOLD MENTAL TORTURE OF THE W POTION OF 1.252 BILLION ?lt;br/gt;THE PARTY WHICH TURNED ALL THE 1.252 BILLION INDIANS INTO THE BEGGING MODE BEFORE THE BANKS TO GET THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY BACK - BEGGARS' JANTA PARTY ?BEGGAR’S JANTA PARTY ORGANISES BHARATH BANDH CONTINUOUSLY FOR 6 MONTHS !gt;gt;gt;gt;gt;gt;gt; RAJPUT PUT ..
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                          SANJIV
                          Nov 28, 2016 at 6:50 am
                          YES THIS TOO ::::::::::BJP NOW ORGANISING BHARAT BANDH FOR 60 DAYS NON-STOP @ A TOTAL COST OF ONLY RS 60 LAC CRORE !lt;br/gt; BHARAT BANDH COST RS 25,000 CRORE TO lt;br/gt; ECONOMY : OCHAMlt;br/gt; By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 2, 2015 8:00 !lt;br/gt; NOW OCHAM IS SILENT ? WHEN ONLY 15 CRORE WORKERS WERE ON STRIKE ! WHAT ABOUT 1.252 BILLION PEOPLE FOR 60 DAYS CONTINUOSLY ? A MINIMUM LOSS OF RS 60 LAC CRORE ONLY ! AND A LOSS OF MORE THAN A MILLION CRORE IN THE STOCK MARKET - THE POOR INVESTORS WHO HAD NO CLUE ABOUT THIS BER WITHOUT MAKING INTELLIGENT ARRANGEMENTS ! AND THE UNTOLD MENTAL TORTURE OF THE W POTION OF 1.252 BILLION ?lt;br/gt;THE PARTY WHICH TURNED ALL THE 1.252 BILLION INDIANS INTO THE BEGGING MODE BEFORE THE BANKS TO GET THEIR HARD EARNED MONEY BACK - BEGGARS' JANTA PARTY ?BEGGAR’S JANTA PARTY ORGANISES BHARATH BANDH CONTINUOUSLY FOR 6 MONTHS !:::::::: HA..HA...PRACHARAK ???????????
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                            Satya Das
                            Nov 28, 2016 at 5:44 am
                            Good acts always face opposition from bad side.lt;br/gt;Let us face and cross over this hurdle. lt;br/gt;It will make us stronger. Much more will come in future as we go ahead to rebuild a better India.
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