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Bandh passes off peacefully in Jajpur.

Jajpur, April 28 -- The bandh call given by the BJD and Left parties opposing price rise of essential commodities on Tuesday passed off peacefully in the Jajpur district. The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and its allies like CPI and CPM participated in the bandh.

In the district headquarter at Jajpur town, the bandh was led by MLA Pranab Praksah Das who sat on a dharna and started picketing before the district Collectorate and the municipal office. All the Government offices, banks and business establishments were closed since morning in response to the bandh call given by the ruling party.

Senior BJD leaders like Parsuram Mohanty, Bulan Dash, Bijay Kumar Mohanty, Jajpur Municipality vice-chairman Santosh Kumar Mallick also took the lead.

The party supporters organised a protest rally within the Jajpur Municipality region and also a motorcycle procession was organised to mark the occasion. Vehicular traffic was affected and no buses were plying through any route.

Similarly, in Binjharpur block the, bandh was organised from morning to evening and BJD supporters were seen burning tyre and blockading road by keeping wood logs on the road.

The BJD youth leaders of the constituency like Rabindra Parida, Managobinda Dhal, Manoranjan Dhal and Binod Kumar Dash took the lead in the observation of bandh.

In the industrial township Vyasanagar, the Left and BJD supporters under the leadership of Korai MLA Priti Ranjan Ghadai stopped trains near Jajpur Road station and also blockaded roads on National Highway 215.

Senior BJD leader Kailash Chandra Jena and others took a lead in the observation of the bandh. Similarly, the BJD and Left supporters from Daharmasala, Dasarathpur, and Barchana were also involved in the bandh and it was completed this evening peacefully here.

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Publication:The Pioneer (New Delhi, India)
Date:Apr 28, 2010
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