Raipur: Congress and Chamber of Commerce in Chhattisgarh has extended support to the "Bharat Bandh" by farmer union against the new agriculture marketing laws on Tuesday.
The chamber has decided to wholeheartedly support the nationwide strike by farmers union, keeping close all the trade activities on Tuesday. However, essentials including fruit, vegetable, milk, petrol pumps will remain open, while other shops will remain closed. Shops will remain closed till 2 pm.
Earlier, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had said that the demands of the farmers are justified, hence the Congress supports the farmers' demands. While Congress in Chhattisgarh has also came out in support of the farmers.
Meanwhile, Congress state president Mohan Markam reviewed the preparations for Bharat Band today. The meeting called upon Congress workers to make the Bharat Bandh a success in support of the farmer.