Mumbai: Maharashtra bandh has been called on Monday, October 11 to protest against the death of farmers and others in Lakhimpur, Uttar Pradesh. In Maharashtra, the ruling Mahavikas Aghadi has declared the bandh. The state's ruling Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress as well as other smaller parties have supported the bandh. This is said to be the first time in the history of India that the ruling party has called for a bandh in its state, often being closed against the government.
महाविकास आघाड़ी में शामिल सभी दलों के महाराष्ट्र बंद पर बीजेपी का तंज !— Indrajeet Singh (@iamindrajeet74) October 11, 2021
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Though most places are not showing any impact of the bandh, the people of Maharashtra are not interested in the bandh. But at many places in Mumbai, Shiv Sena workers have forcibly shut down shops by threatening people. On the other hand, the BJP has opposed it. Videos have also surfaced in which people carrying the Shiv Sena flag are threatening shopkeepers and forcibly closing their shops. In Mumbai, buses of BEST wielding on the roads have also been reported to have been vandalised.
Minister in Udhdhav Thackeray government and NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said the bandh has started at 12 pm. He alleged that the BJP-led Central Government first allowed the loot of agricultural produce through agricultural laws and now its minister's family members are killing the farmers. We have to show solidarity with the farmers. In the Lakhimpur case, Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, is the main accused who has been arrested. But, Mahavikas Aghadi is adamant on the demand for the resignation of Ajay Mishra.