Balangir: The district Sangharsh Samiti has called for a 12-hour bandh in Kantabanji town of Odisha’s Balangir district demanding district status. Due to the bandh, all the shops, markets and other establishments of the town have remained closed from dusk.
The Samiti has also blocked the road which hampered the traffic movement. Emergency services and schools have been excluded from it.
Most of political parties of Tureikela, Bangamunda, Muribahal block along with Kantabanji NAC have also supported the bandh call.
Notably earlier a similar bandh was also observed in November 2022 demanding a district tag for the town. As no step was taken by the state government, the organisations have again called for the 12-hour bandh today.