JAMMU, Feb 13: Activists of Pradesh Mahila Congress under the leadership of its president Indu Pawar (Ex-MLA) today held protest against hike in the prices of essential commodities in general and fuel in particular here today.
The Mahila Congress workers assembled near Press Club here in the morning and launched protest demonstration. They shouted slogans against BJP led NDA Government for pursuing anti-poor policies to fulfill interest of the big business houses at the cost of marginalized section of the society.
Speaking on the occasion Mrs Pawar regretted that since formation of BJP led Government at the Centre, prices of the essential commodities have been increasing with every passing day. She said that price of fuel including LPG has been increased manifold since formation of this Government.
She said the Central Government has failed to fulfill its promises. The prices basic commodities such as potato, onion, milk, diesel, petrol and LPG, which directly affect all classes of society, have been increased. The poor and lower middle class people are feeling over burdened. This Govt has failed to bring ‘Achhe Din’ for the common man, she added.
Pawar alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has played with the sentiments of the people and failed to deliver the promises he had made during the 2014 Lok Sabha and 2014 Assembly elections in J&K. She pointed out that instead of controlling the price rise, rates of essential commodities have increased because this government is serving only interest of big business houses.
She criticized BJP Government for the recent hike in petroleum products especially LPG, which in turn will lead to a further hike in prices of essential commodities. She said BJP has misguided the country by making false promises to come to power.
Mahila Congress leaders Vandana Makhnotra, Santosh Sharma, Geeta Dogra, Champa Devi, Veena Kumari, Kanta Thakur, Sheetal Chib, Veena Sharma and others also accompanied.