Around half of country Largest trade union, Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), is not taking part in the strike. The impact will be huge, The impact of the strike will not be confined to rural areas alone; it will be felt in rural areas as well since peasants are also joining the strike. The strike is against the government The All India Bank Employees Apart from CITU; NTUC, AITUC, HMS, AIUTUC, TUCC, SEWA, AICCTU, LPF and UTUC have jointly given the strike call. BMS rejected an invitation from All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) to take part in the strike saying, The issues raised by you need further briefing and deliberations.\u201d