CPI(ML)’s Bihar Bandh on 24th November against

Four Years of Betrayal by the Nitish Govt.

On 24 November, in the midst of official ‘celebrations’ of the completion of four years of the Nitish Govt, the CPI(ML) held a Bihar Bandh against Government’s betrayal on all fronts - Bihar Bandbe it the failure to implement of the recommendations of the Land Reforms Commission as well as the Common School Commission; in providing relief, ration and employment to the poor under assault from severe inflation;rail roko Ara in providing dignity and security to the dalits, women and poor; and in curbing loot and corruption in NREGA, ration and other schemes; or industrial and agricultural development.
The Bandh was the culmination of a campaign of ‘Land Reforms Awakening’ in which leaders of the party’s central and state committees had led padyatras highlighting the recommendations of the Bandopadhyaya Commission on Land Reforms, sharecroppers’ right to registration and homestead land for the landless poor.
During the bandh transport including rail traffic was completely shut-down and more than ten thousand people across the State were arrested. Thousands of bandh supporters all over the State carrying red flags and banners sat on dharna on roads/highways and railway tracks, blocking the traffic for hours. Massive rallies were witnessed at all district headquarters in Bihar, ensuring the closure of markets and businesses. AISA activists ensured total closure of Patna University and all colleges.