Traders observe bandh protesting FDI in retail

Bhubaneswar: Shops and business establishments in several places of the state were shut today due to a country-wide bandh called to protest FDI in retail sector.

Trading activities were affected in places including the state capital Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur, Sambalpur, Rourkela and Balasore during the shutdown.

The bandh was backed by different political parties, trade unions and socio-cultural organisations.
BJP`s traders` cell also backed the shutdown and asked business establishments across the state to stop all activities during the protest action.

All Odisha Vendors Association has asked all their members throughout the state to stop business during the bandh called by the All India Retailer and Traders Association.