Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has called for a bandh in Bhandara district in Maharashtra on 11 January. BJP declared bandh demanding a judicial enquiry in the Bhandara district hospital fire accident in which 10 infants died. The fire broke out at the neonatal care unit in a district hospital in Bhandara, Maharashtra at 2 am on Saturday. The age of these children is being told from one day to 3 months. There were 17 children in the ward.
BJP also demanded that a compensation of Rs 10 lakh must be given to bereaved families. BJP demanded that the civil surgeon, doctors and other staff in the hospital must be suspended. Maharashtra state government has earlier announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakh each to the families of the victims.