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Maharashtra Bandh Live Updates: Several Trade Groups Extend Support; BJP Warns Government Not To Shut Shops Forcefully


Shops will remain shut across Maharashtra today as the state government has supported a bandh to protest against the killing of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh.

The state government said everything will be closed except for essential services. The Agricultural Produce Market Committee or subzi mandi will also be shut.

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said his party will take part in “full force” in the bandh. “All the three parties will actively participate in the bandh. What happened in Lakhimpur Kheri was a murder of the Constitution, a violation of the law and a conspiracy to kill farmers of the country,” Mr Raut told reporters.

The state BJP has warned the state government not to shut shops forcefully.

Here are LIVE Updates on Maharashtra bandh:

According to Mumbai Police, security has been deployed at strategic points, with 3 companies of SRPF, 500 Home Guards, and 700 men from Local Arms units.

Maharashtra Bandh: State ruling alliance is supporting the protest

The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government comprising the Shiv Sena, Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party or NCP is supporting the bandh. In fact, the state government itself announced the bandh at a joint press conference of the three parties.

“I request 12 crore people of Maharashtra to support the farmers. Support means all of you join the bandh and stop your work for a day,” Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik told reporters.

A plea has been filed in the Bombay High Court for taking Suo Moto Cognizance against Bandh called by Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi.

“If shopkeepers are ”forced’…: BJP’s Nitesh Rane warns state government
The state BJP has warned the state government not to shut shops forcefully.

Taking to Twitter, BJP MLA Nitesh Rane on Sunday said, “If shopkeepers are ”forced” to close shops Tomorrow by any of the MVA karyakartas..then they will have to face BJP karyakartas! Police should ensure no one is forced or else there will be a law n order situation which is not our responsibility”.

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said his party will take part in “full force” in the bandh. “All the three parties will actively participate in the bandh. What happened in Lakhimpur Kheri was a murder of the Constitution, a violation of the law and a conspiracy to kill farmers of the country,” Mr Raut told reporters.

The state government said everything will be closed except for essential services. The Agricultural Produce Market Committee or subzi mandi will also be shut.

Shops will remain shut across Maharashtra today as the state government has called a bandh to protest against the killing of farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh.



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