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Bharat Bandh for the Aam Aadmi

So it’s here again, Bharat Bandh. The NDA, Left and Non-UPA regional parties came together in a rare display of unity to protest against the price hike of petroleum products. As was obvious, Kolkata was worst affected by the bandh. The story was not so different in Delhi and Mumbai either.
The Bandh (a form of strike) for the sake of the Aam Aadmi (common man), so what if bus and auto window panes / shields are smashed, road, rail and air traffic is disrupted. Ironically, it is the very Aadmi who is most affected by the Bandh. Those who raised prices sat comfortably in their AC rooms unaffected by what is going on the streets. The Government is adamant not to roll back prices.
No doubt, the steep hike in fuel prices is too much for the Aam Aadmi to bear. Yes, Aam Aadmi supports the bandh, openly or discreetly hoping against the hope that there is at least a partial rollback of fuel price hike.
So, what next? Tomorrow is another day. BJP will rejoice that it got an opportunity to in…