this is not sbout bjp, the bandh is called by all opposition parties. this is a national level bandh, not a state level bandh. If thats your criteria, congress is worst as it implemented emergency in the country it ruled. and the taxes that are on petrol etc are all implemented during the congress regime.Only the BJP calls for Bandhs in it's own ruled states. The hypocrites will not lower the excessively high local taxes on petroleum products, but they want the central government to keep subsidizing losses to the tune of tens of thousands of crores a year. The Indian public and media has got to be thestupidest in the world. Does no one realize the actual break up of the final retail prices of Diesel/Petrol? The height of hyprocrisy is, that the only time Diesel and Petrol were both decontrolled, BJP was the party in power at the center.
In any case, what does a Bandh accomplish other than causing severe losses to the exchequer and the country? The worst part is, that a Bandh hurts the very common man, that these political parties are championing, the most. The poor daily wage earner will not be able to feed his family because the likes of Advani & Bindra Karat see an opportunity for political gain.
Shame on one and all who support 'bandhs'.
BJP did decontrol prices and i am all for it, but the timing this time couldnt have been worse. inflation is out of control, food is unaffordable. what will happen to the prices of vegetables when diesel becomes more expensive.
strikes themselves are not a problem. They become a problem when the entire country goes on a strike and the centre does not give a rats ass.