In Ranchi, schools and a few shops were closed, long route buses were not plying and the district administration has imposed prohibitory orders.
Security forces have been deployed in large numbers in the state as supporters of the Congress, JMM and other opposition parties hit the streets.
The common people are against the rising prices of petrol and diesel but are also against the shutdown.
"We are facing problems in the domestic budget due to rising prices of petrol and diesel but the shutdown is not the way," said Santosh Kumar, a resident of Ranchi.
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