The nationwide bandh called by the NDA and the Left Front evoked a mixed response from across the country on Thursday. While the NDA states were hit by the Bharat bandh, there was a lukewarm response in the Congress-ruled states as they remained partially affected.
The national capital was also partially hit by the bandh with auto rickshaws and taxis off the roads. The BJP workers blocked traffic in some areas in Delhi.
In Bihar, NDA Convener and JD(U) chief Sharad Yadav and BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain were among 800 activists detained while enforcing the Bharat bandh.
Yadav along with 700 odd supporters took out processions in Saharsa town to enforce the bandh. Yadav and his supporters were soon taken into custody in Saharsa sadar police station, sources said.