The main Opposition parties, the BJP and the Left, have called for a Bharat bandh today to protest last week's hike in petrol prices. The hike was the steepest ever at Rs. 6.28 plus local taxes, and the demand for a rollback has been universal.
Big UPA allies like the Trinamool and the DMK too have strongly protested, but both parties made it clear that they will not destabilise the central government.
This picture tweeted by Karthik Chowdary.A, shows a bus which was set on fire in Bangalore.