Road blockades and protests mark Bihar bandh
The New Indian Express Chennai|January 29, 2022
THE Bihar bandh called by Left wing organisations on Friday to protest against alleged discrepancies in the railway recruitment examinations passed off peacefully amid tight security arrangements.
RAMA SHANKAR

In Patna, protestors clashed with security forces when they prevented them from proceeding towards Raj Bhavan, a prohibited zone. The bandh was supported by different political parties, including Rashtriya Janata Dal, Congress, three Left parties, Jan Adhikar Party and Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) and others.

Protestors put up road blockades, disrupted vehicular traffic, burnt tyres, stopped trains and forced closure of shops and business establishments in different parts of the state. Patna remained the main centre of protest where RJD and JAP workers took out processions, put up blockades and also indulged in vandalism.

Bandh supporters stopped Sampark Kranti Express at Darbhanga. Traffic on Gandhi Setu, which connects north Bihar with Patna, remained disrupted since morning.

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