Mahila Cong workers stage protest against price hike

Mahila Cong activists staging protest in Jammu on Friday.
Mahila Cong activists staging protest in Jammu on Friday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 25: J&K Pradesh Mahila Congress activists staged a protest against rising prices of essential goods and recent daily hike in the price of petrol, diesel and LPG cylinders.
Large number of Mahila Congress workers, carrying party flag, placards, raising slogans held protest demonstration at Satwari Chowk, Jammu against unprecedented price hike in prices of petrol, diesel and LPG cylinders by BJP Govt. There is daily hike in price of petrol and diesel.
Mahila protesters also raised slogans against BJP Government for rampant unemployment. Indu Pawar, president Pradesh Mahila Congress J&K led the protest and in her address stated that BJP/NDA Govt has failed on all fronts may it be price of essential goods, diesel, petrol and LPG cylinders in providing employment to our youth. Blunders and deficiencies in draft report of Delimitation Commission are yet to be addressed.
She further said that BJP after winning election in four states has forgotten problems of a common man who have already suffered in last seven years rule of BJP/NDA Govt. She appealed to public to understand designs of BJP which is hell bent to divide the society for own gain.
Every now and then BJP raises new issues for misleading the society and is using all the means, that is print and information technology modes of mass communication like films etc. to create doubt and misunderstanding in peoples mind.
Voice of common man is not being heard and problems of weaker sections of society are not being attended and is suffers of price rise, unemployment, poor governance etc. She asked Central Govt and State administration what steps have been taken by them to reduce the prices. She said Govt should reduce VAT and Excise duty to provide relief to public from current rise in price hike of petrol, diesel, LPG Cylinders etc.
Senior Mahila Congress leaders Vandan Makhnotra, Suman Choudhary, Reeta Kanojia, Bishno Devi, Pooja Devi, Bubli Devi, Arti and others also accompanied.