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Congress protests unprecedented price hike

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Terms it assault on economy

Srinagar, Apr 07: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Thursday held a protest demonstration against the unprecedented price hike on Petrol, Diesel, Cooking Gas and other essential commodities in Srinagar.

Former legislators, senior leaders, DCC presidents, block presidents and prominent party workers including frontals protested against inflation while raising slogans against the Centre government for the unprecedented price hike, terming it as a loot and assault on people’s economy especially the weaker and down trodden section of the people.

As per a statement issued to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Congress leaders displayed pla cards, gas cylinders demanding roll back of prices, which is responsible for pushing poor and weaker sections to backwardness and slammed the Centre’s failed economic policies.

Senior party leaders while addressing the workers on this occasion said that it was astonishing that prices of Petrol, Diesel etc were under control during the elections in five states, but soon after the results were out, Centre government hiked the prices again, which shows how the BJP government is behaving and exhibiting its ignorant attitude about the wishes of the people.BJP is exploiting people for electoral benefits, they said.

People have already undergone tremendous economic stress and losses due to the lockdown, besides the Covid mismanagement on the part of Centre Govt had badly hit them in every respect, the statement said.

Congress party won’t remain silent spectator to the wrong polices of the Modi Govt towards people, it will leave no stone unturned to make the Centre Govt accountable and answerable to people for betrayal and exploitation, the leaders added and said that Party feels highly concerned about the people’s grievances on account of inflation, unemployment and other developmental issues concerning them, it will continue to seek their resolution at every appropriate forum.

Congress leaders and workers tried to take out peaceful protest march from party headquarters but they were prevented by the State Police and not allowed to move towards Lal Chowk—(KNO)

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