Schools, markets shut in Rajasthan during Bharat Bandh even as CM Raje calls is Congress drama
Schools and markets remained closed in Rajasthan during an opposition-sponsored Bharat Bandh in protest against rising prices of petrol and diesel.
The Congress held demonstrations and rallies in various districts including the state capital where PCC president Sachin Pilot, AICC general secretary Avinash Pande led the protest march.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said that the Congress was engaging in a "drama" by observing a nationwide shutdown over increasing fuel prices, stressing that her government has reduced VAT on petrol and diesel to give relief to people.
The BJP government in Rajasthan, which is to go to polls later this year, reduced value-added tax on diesel and petrol on Sunday.