The two day Bharat Bandh strike has called by central trade unions and impact raised on the first day on Wednesday after the treasurer of an AITUC union was killed in Ambala.
Bharat Bandh strike has called by India’s 11 registered trade unions against the UPA “anti-people” economic policies include price rise, disinvestment, outsourcing and contract labour, a day before the start of Parliament’s Budget session.
And it was worse after Ambala incident occurred Wednesday morning when a trade union leader Narender Singh tried to stop the bus that was being taken out from the Ambala Depot as part of the two-day nationwide strike, reports said, was hit by a bus in his bid to stop forcibly ply the bus, reports said.
Meanwhile, amid violence erupted with vehicles destruction belonging to the Ambala’s Deputy Commissioner of Police and SHO of the Baldev police station area, following the death of trade union leader, police said.
Despite the death of the victim, AITUC General Secretary Gurudas Dasgupta called to continue the strike, alleged that the victim death was by some miscreants.
The normal life has been disrupted in states like Kerala, Odisha, Bihar and Tripura where workers from various sectors banking, transport, power and telecom all are participating in the two day protest.
Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Patna and Hyderabad are most likely to be hit hard, source said.
It has been said that 2000 independent unions along with Left, the pro-Congress INTUC and pro-BJP BMS have also joined the protest.