Cong calls off Doon bandh after Vyapar Mandal backout
A day after the Doon Vyapar Mandal decided to call off its proposed bandh, the traders’ cell of the Uttarakhand Congress also withdrew its decision to observe a bandh today.
The Doon Vyapar Mandal and the traders’ cell of the Congress had given a bandh call in Dehradun city for different reasons.
While the mandal proposed the bandh against the taxation policies of the state government, the traders’ cell of the Congress had called for a bandh against inflation.
Congress president Kishore Upadhyay, while addressing mediapersons, said the proposed bandh had been called off following the instructions of Chief Minister Harish Rawat.
He said Chief Minister Harish Rawat called a delegation and said the bandh would have an adverse impact on the tourism during Christmas and New Year.
Upadhyay said on the instructions of the Chief Minister, the proposed bandh had been called off as of now.
Upadhyay added despite a drop in the international petroleum prices, the Central Government had failed to pass on the benefit to the common citizen.
Earlier on Monday, the Doon Vyapar Mandal had also called off its proposed bandh after a meeting with the Chief Minister Harish Rawat who assured to look into their demands.