‘Bharat Bandh’ tomorrow: Odisha districts asked to prevent possible law and order problems

Bhubaneswar: In view of the nationwide ‘bandh’ call given by the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) tomorrow, the Odisha government today directed the district administrations to take preventive measures to maintain law and order.

Special Secretary of Home department, Santosh Bala in a letter to District Collectors and Magistrates also asked the district administrations to ensure essential services are not affected due to the strike.

“It is apprehended that activists may stop vehicular traffic, rail traffic and close down business establishments and picket before government offices, banks and educational institutions, etc,” the letter read.

Worth mentioning, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) gave call for a ‘Bharat Bandh’ on February 26 from 6 AM to 6 PM demanding simplification of GST.

The Odisha Byabasayee Mahasangha extended its support to the ‘bandh’ call. As many as 20 lakh business establishments in the State are likely to remain shut tomorrow due to the strike. The association urged businessmen to close shops and markets during the bandh.

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