Cong activists hold protest against Modi Govt at Marh

PCC gen secy Th. Balwan Singh addressing protest rally at Marh.
PCC gen secy Th. Balwan Singh addressing protest rally at Marh.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 15: A large number of Congress workers under the leadership of former minister and JKPCC vice president Mula Ram and former MLA and general secretary Thakur Balwan Singh held a protest rally at Marh today.
The protest rally was organized by Block Congress Committees Marh and Phalain Mandaal under the leadership of Th. Balwan Singh. Prominent among those participated included Block presidents Ashwani Sharma and Soudagar Singh Saini, veteran Congress leader Devi Dass, PYC president Uday Banu Chib, Rashpal Bhardwaj (Corporator), Ashok Bhagat, Ram Paul, Kuldeep Singh Jamwal, Vijay Shastri and others.
Speaking on the occasion Mula Ram said that by increasing the price of petrol, diesel mustard oil and other essential commodities the Central Government has forced the poor and lower middle class to lead a hellish life. The increase in the price of petrol and diesel has also increased the cost of transport freight and food items. This way the Central Government is working to force people to face double burden. The Central Government should immediately take steps to check the prices of essential commodities so that poor can live their life.
He said that the Central Government has bowed down to the private companies. The price increase is a result of the high-handedness of these companies. He said that the Central Government should leave giving excuses and take back the increase of the essential commodities in the interest of the people of the Country. He alleged that the inflation in essential commodities is the most worrisome for those families who either lost their jobs or had their salaries cut following the Covid-19 lockdown.
Balwan Singh lashed out at BJP for its anti-people policies and said that this Government does not care the poor people and is bent on making their lives tougher and more miserable. He said that BJP Govt had promised during its election campaign to control prices of essential commodities but hiked prices to the level that poor people facing utmost hardships to feed their families. He said that people in all parts of the country are taking to streets to express anger over the further increase in prices of petroleum products but this callous Govt is least bothering about grievances of common man.