Chandigarh: Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has declared its support for the 'Bharat Bandh' called by NDA on May 31 in protest against steep hike in petrol prices.

"The bandh will be observed in a peaceful manner and all commercial establishments, markets and road transport will remain closed and only emergency services will be exempted from the bandh," party spokesman Daljit Singh Cheema said in a statement here.

The SAD appealed to all trade organisations, industrial organisations, transport bodies and people of the state to fully support the bandh call by voluntarily closing their commercial establishments including shops, business houses, markets and transport services.

Condemning the hike in petrol prices, Cheema alleged that the Congress-led UPA has colluded with oil companies to "loot" the common man.



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