Mumbai, Jan. 23
Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) led by Prakash Ambedkar, a grandson of Dr B R Ambedkar, has given a call for “Maharashtra bandh”, as a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the “wrong” economic policies of the Centre, on Friday.
“The country is on the path of economic bankruptcy. Due to demonetisation and GST, coupled with atmosphere of mistrust in the country, the government is not getting revenue. The economic policies of the Centre are wrong,” he alleged.
Some of the school and college teachers’ unions have also pledged their support to the bandh. Teachers and educationists under the Joint Platform in Defence of Education have appealed to the management of all schools and colleges of the state to remain shut with a view to observe ‘Maharashtra Bandh’ on January 24.
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