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Vyapam scam: Congress firm on Madhya Pradesh bandh tomorrow on Eid eve

A leader close to the lone Muslim Congress MLA from North Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Arif Aqueel, said he was upset with the bandh as it will affect his Muslim dominated constituency.

By: PTI | Bhopal | Updated: July 15, 2015 5:12 pm
Vyapam scam, vyapam, Vyapam scam news, mp recruitment scam, mp vyapam scam, vyapam news, india vyapam scam, india news, mp news, congress vyapam scam, New Delhi: Youth Congress activists taking out a mock funeral march for the death of people linked to Vyapam scam, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Source: PTI)

Despite reservations of the Muslim community, Congress is going ahead with its Madhya Pradesh Bandh on Wednesday seeking resignation of Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan over the Vyapam scam.

“We are not forcing anyone to take part in the bandh. Businessmen and people who want to participate in it are welcome. We are appealing for a peaceful bandh since day one,” AICC general secretary and party’s state in-charge Mohan Prakash told reporters.

On reservations of the Muslim community over the bandh as it is going to affect their preparations of Eid, he said, “No Muslim leader has approached us complaining that the bandh was affecting their preparations of Eid.”

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A leader close to the lone Muslim Congress MLA from North Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Arif Aqueel, said he was upset with the bandh as it will affect his Muslim dominated constituency.

“Please ask the state Congress chief Arun Yadav what they stand to achieve with the bandh ?” Aqueel told PTI when contacted for comment.

“Congress should have organised the bandh after Eid. At this crucial time we make purchases for Eid celebration,” a senior Sunni Muslim journalist said.

He said the shutdown was just a day ahead of Bohra community Eid on July 17. Our Eid too is falling on July 18 or July 19, he added.

Meanwhile, some businessmen have put up posters against tomorrow’s bandh at some places in the busy Chowk Bazaar area here which is inhabited by Muslims who are doing brisk shopping for Eid.

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    George Cruz
    Jul 16, 2015 at 4:52 am
    The reality is that the congress party hasn't contributed anything (ZILCH) to the development of Bihar other than appeasing the minorities for vote bank politics. The corrupt and incompetent leaders like Nitish and Lalu have looted the wealth and haven't contributed anything concrete for the development of Bihar. The BJP would be the best thing that could happen to Bihar and to bring in badly needed development.
    1. M
      Jul 16, 2015 at 10:04 am
      The country owes a lot to the efforts of Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare who started the anti corruption movement in 2011 or else our puppet economist would have plunged the nation into an ever spiraling debt like in Greece. Remember India was bankrupt during 1990s.
      1. X
        Jul 16, 2015 at 3:29 am
        Congi are disruptive and corrupt and with help of Yadavs, Commis and all other communal forces helped keep India poor, looted thru various scams. Now that they out of power disrupting functioning of legitimate Govts. Nobody should heed the bandh tomorrow. Thankfully all the Yadav's, commies, Congs of all hues will be consigned to history as a bad dream. BJP will be the future for bright India. It may take some time till the riff-raff in RS is clear, all these scams that occurred during UPA time will take a few years to be put to bed and after that with BJP at the helm, India's star will be on the ascendant.
        1. उर्मिला.अशोक.शहा
          Jul 15, 2015 at 5:43 pm
          vande mataram-This is delibrately planed to disturb EiD celibration now congres has come to understand that the Musalims are not their vote bank they are out to disturb the ocasion but the community undetered and will celebrait with joy and happiness ja g te r ho
          1. Krishna V Yadav
            Jul 15, 2015 at 11:45 pm
            FEKU MODI...... SPEAK ABOUT BJP'S SCAM INDIA ---------------- 1. Vyampam and killing spree scam 2. MP CM's wife Sadhana Singh and relatives scam 3. Sushama Swaraj Lalit Modi scam 4. Vasundhara Raje Palace and Lalit Modi scam 5. Chattisgargh PDS scam 6. India's shame uneducated liar Smriti Irani
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