Raipur, January 31
Demanding Rs 2100 support price and Rs 300 bonus on paddy per quintal and fifty percent cut on domestic power tariff rates, opposition Congress enforced seven-hour economic blockade in Chhattisgarh from 10 am to 5 pm on Friday.
During blockade, the Congress workers virtually paralysed road transportation by sealing the borders of State and all the cities. While PCC president Bhupesh Baghel and CLP leader TS Singhdeo participated in the event at Raipur, all the party MLAs and senior leaders took position in different districts to exhort the workers.
According to information, the impact of economic blockade was mainly seen in Raipur, Durg, Bilaspur, Korba, Jagdalpur, Dantewada and Ambikapur as traffic movement in the national and State highways passing through these cities remained disrupted for several hours.
During blockade, the Congress activists clashed with police in some parts of the State when the latter tried to arrest them to ease the traffic pressure. All the arrested activists were later released in the evening.