Bharat bandh fails to make an impact

Its business as usual in Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, among other big cities, even as opposition parties took to the streets for a nationwide protest, called ‘Akrosh’ rally, on Monday. In images
  • It is business as usual at Janpath market in New Delhi. Ramesh Pathania/Mint
  • Bharatiya Janata Party’s women wing, BJP Mahila Morcha, holding a procession in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Connaught Place, New Delhi. Ramesh Pathania/Mint
  • An Aam Aadmi party demonstration at Central Park in Connaught Place, New Delhi, against the ban on high-value currency notes. Ramesh Pathania/Mint
  • Congress party workers at a rally against demonetisation in Mumbai on Monday. Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint
  • There was little impact of bandh in Kolkata. Some schools are shut. But attendance at government offices is normal as chief minister Mamata Banerjee had made it mandatory for government employees to turn up for work. Indranil Bhoumik/Mint
  • In Bengaluru, a three-day big show of information technology and electronics sector is being held as planned. Also three-wheeler and taxi associations, among other major trade unions, have not supported the bandh. Hemant Mishra/Mint
Protests over the PM Narendra Modi’s absence from Parliament continued in the Lok Sabha on Monday. While opposition parties protested against the ban of Rs500 and Rs1,000 currency notes inside Parliament, they also took to the streets for a nationwide protest, called ‘Akrosh’ rally, against the National Democratic Alliance government’s decision on demonetisation.