As on every year, this year also there was a total bandh call given by the MES (Maharashtra Ekikarn Samiti). The effects of the bandh call easily visible in the main market areas as most of the shops were closed or were just half opened. There was a cycle rally organized by the MES in Shahpur and a meeting at the Maratha Mandir at 1 pm.
The Rajotsav procession was as usual with pomp and glamour and also dolby. Shops enroute the Rajotsav procession were also closed, as it is normally done by all shop keepers during processions. The procession was on until 5pm I could see one truck passing by.
Overall this is was a bad day for business as there were very few people on the streets and the streets were deserted to an extent especially Ramdev Galli, Khade bazaar, Samadevi galli etc.