Rahul Gandhi hits out at PM Modi, says country being divided
The Bharat Bandh called by the Congress and Left on Monday against rising fuel prices and falling rupee evoked mixed response in the country. The opposition made this an occassion to close its ranks against the Modi government while the BJP dubbed the protest a failure. The day-long shutdown affected normal life in Odisha, Karnataka, Bihar, Kerala and Tripura and triggered a mixed response in Gujarat, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. But it was mostly ineffective in Mamata Banerjee-ruled West Bengal.