MUMBAI, May 24 � NDA today declared a Bharat bandh on May 31 against the steep hike in petrol prices and spiralling prices of essential commodities, reports PTI.
Senior BJP leader L K Advani announced the decision in his capacity as acting chairman of the NDA, party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told reporters here.
He said there was widespread anger among people over the way petrol price has been increased. The hike is an anti-people move by the government, Prasad quoted Advani as saying.
�We appeal to the people to make it a great success by conveying their profound anger and protest against this decision,� Advani said, adding the call for bandh was given after consulting all allies in the NDA.