Lucknow, Aug 20 (IANS) All nationalised banks here will be closed on Tuesday, the All India Bank Officers Confederation said on Sunday.

The Saturday night decision was taken to express solidarity with the nationwide strike call given by the confederation to protest the “anti-people policies” of the central government.

Dilip Singh Chauhan, General Secretary of the Bank of India Officers Association, said an umbrella group named United Forum of Bank Unions had been formed for Tuesday’s protests.

He said bank officials will on Monday evening demonstrate at the State Bank of India (SBI) Hazratganj branch against the government’s move to merge and privatize banks.

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