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Sena, BJP call for Mumbai bandh

rediff Newsdesk | July 29, 2003 10:26 IST

The Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party have called for a Mumbai bandh on Wednesday to protest against the Maharashtra government's lax approach to security.

Soon after the blasts in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, on Monday night, Sena chief Bal Thackeray and BJP leader Gopinath Munde met and decided to call for bandh.

Sources said a formal announcement is expected on Tuesday.

Four persons were killed and 31 injured in the twin blasts, which ripped apart a bus in the suburb.

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Blasts in Mumbai since December 2002

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Sub: Bharat Bandh

The BJP and Shivsena always take an easy route and call for a Bandh in such a situation. Mr. Bal Thackeray says that the Bandh ...


Sub: Mumbai Bandh

The sooner we end this farce of calling for bandh the better. The better way of offering our sympathies and condolences is to visit temples, ...


Sub: BombayBlasts25Aug03

sir, its a most tragic and cowardly act by the terrorists. however, calling for bandh a political gimmick, serves no purpose and such bandhs ...

Posted by mary7

Sub: Bandh ?? What for ??

Shivshena and BJP are just like any other political parties and I really donno how a bandh can solve this issue. Indian politics are really ...

Posted by Ramesh

Sub: Bandh in Mumbai

Instead of calling bandh & dameging public properties, Shivsena should do a favour to Nation by finding the culprits.

Posted by samir



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