Mumbaikars Protest Against “Ineffective” Bharat Bandh, Demand Holiday

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Mumbaikars Protest Against “Ineffective” Bharat Bandh, Demand Holiday

Illustration: Robin Chakraborty

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umbai, September 10: As people across the country began looking up how the Bharat Bandh declared by Congress and supported by Opposition parties would affect the start of their workweek, agitated Mumbaikars took to the streets in a counter-protest. Our sources told us that the one thing that could unite the notoriously indifferent city, was the idea of getting a day off during every bandh. For Mumbaikars, their chuttis are of paramount importance, an even greater priority than that free plate of sukha puri after a serving of pani puri.

Though the bandh was called in response to rising fuel prices, angry Mumbaikars chose to drive around in chauffeur-driven cars, hoping to incite the supporters of the bandh into violence so that the day could be declared a holiday.

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