The aspirants’ movement over the allegation of rigging in the RRB NTPC exams has been increasing. Today, i.e. January 28, the situation has taken an altogether different turn in Bihar as the student organisations have called for a ‘bandh’. This has also been supported by the opposition and various other student organisations. At present, the situation is such that the protestors have blocked the roads across various places in Patna. So far, road congestions have been witnessed in places like Patna, Darbhanga, Vaishali, Motihari and Samastipur.
In addition, trains have also been stopped in Patna, Bhagalpur and Darbhanga. Amidst all these, Khan Sir of Patna has been accused of provoking the protestors. He has now appealed to the students not to join the agitation. As per reports, the police has been kept on alert mode across the state.
Khan Sir runs a coaching centre named the GS Research Centre. According to popular media reports, the centre has now been booked for inciting protests and vandalizing railway properties. He issued an appeal to the students yesterday night and said that their demands have been conveyed to the Railway Committee. As of now, he has distanced himself from the ongoing protests demanding a probe in the RRB NTPC results.
More than hundreds of students have arrived at the railway tracks to stop the trains. In Bhagalpur too, the protesting candidates have stopped the daily Danapur Intercity express. In places like Masaudi and Dhanrua of Patna, the shops have been closed. Traffic has been stalled by the protestors on the highway located at Chhatauni Chowk in Motihari. Due to the long traffic jams, queues of vehicles are seen to have formed on the roads.
In view of the bandh, a large number of Railway Protection Force have been enforced at the Gaya junction. In Jehanabad and Arwal, the RJD workers have taken the roads. They have also protested by blocking the road in Kako. Around 10 AM, the bandh supporters had gathered at the Dak Bungalow intersection at Patna. Later on, the student organisations arson and blocked the highway near the Savera Chowk. Since morning, the shops have been kept closed in Dassaudhi. This has resulted in the closing of vehicular movement on the roads.
The effect of Bihar bandh is seen to have impacted the trains as well. While protesting in Darbhanga, the agitated students have stopped trains. As per reports, the supporters of today’s bandh will be going to the Rajendra Nagar Terminal and Barh Railway station as well.