The Opposition-sponsored Bharat bandh against FDI in multi-brand retail and diesel price hike began on Thursday morning with protesters disrupting road and train
services across Bihar.
A group of BJP workers blocked rail traffic at Patna junction and stopped movement of a numberof long distance express and passenger trains, official sources said.
The protesters shouted slogans against the UPA government at the Centre demanding roll back of FDI in multi-brand retail and diesel price hike.
There were reports of road blockade and disruption in train services from several districts from Bihar, the sources said.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made and many policemen have been deployed on the street in Patna and other parts of the state, they said.
There was no report of any untoward incident from anywhere in the state.