Many important services including banking and transport hit during the nationwide 'Bharat Bandh' called against the government's "anti-people" policies. The strike has been called by ten central trade unions - INTUC, AITUC, HMS, CITU, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF, UTUC - as well as various sectoral independent federations and associations. Various bank employee associations, including AIBEA, All India Bank Officers' Association (AIBOA), BEFI, INBEF, INBOC and Bank Karmachari Sena Mahasangh (BKSM), have expressed their willingness to participate in the strike.
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Trade Unions Participated in the strike claimed nearly 25 crore people took part in the all-India strike.
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The 'Bharat Bandh' is organised to protest against central government's economic policies such as disinvestment, privatisation of PSUs and merger of banks, among others. (Photo Credit: AICCTU)
The trade unions are also pressing for the 12-point common demands of the working class that include a minimum wage, social security and several others. (Photo Credit: AICCTU)
Several banks have already informed stock exchanges about the Wednesday strike and its impact on banking services. (Photo Credit: IANS)
Activists organized marches in Kolkata, Patna, Bengaluru, Amritsar and other cities. (Photo Credit: AICCTU)