Massive protest by Cong against BJP
JAMMU, Nov 14: Scores of Congress activists including many senior leaders were arrested by police when they were taking out strong protest march towards Raj Bhawan against the inflation, unemployment and other public issues.
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The impressive function followed by protest march towards Raj Bhawan was held by the Congress party to launch 15 days long Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ against the Modi Govt’s policies and failures on various fronts especially the unprecedented price rise, large scale unemployment and anti-farmers and anti-poor policies.
Hundreds of Congress workers led by senior leaders of PCC, DCC Jammu and frontal wings were taken into custody while marching towards Raj Bhawan protesting against the failures of the BJP Govt on various fronts.
Coinciding with the birth anniversary of first Prime Minister Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru, the Congress party held an impressive rally at Gole Market Gandhinagar, Jammu as part of the Indian National Congress nationwide mass agitation campaign – ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ organized by former minister and vice president JKPCC Raman Bhalla along with DCC Jammu Urban led by Yogesh Sawhney and various frontal wings and cells which was attended by several senior leaders and functionaries of the party.
After paying rich tributes to the first Prime Minister and architect of modern India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, the senior leaders including former ministers and Legislators Mula Ram, Yogesh Sawhney, Ravinder Sharma, Balwan Singh, Kanta Bhan, Ashok Sharma, Rajnish Sharma, Indu Pawar, Hari Singh Chib, Uday Bhanu Chib, Sunny Parihar, Vijay Sharma, Gurdarshan Singh, Pawan Raina, Sanjeev Panda, Shashi Sharma, Thomas Khokhar, Suresh Dogra, Karan Bhagat, Hussain Ali Waffa, Kapil Singh, Deepika Rajawat, Ritu Choudhary, Kamal Singh and others led a peaceful protest march towards Raj Bhavan carrying ply cards and raising slogans against BJP Govt’s policies , when a heavy contingent of police force prevented them from proceeding ahead and arrested them and took them to Police Lines Jammu in buses.
Earlier, addressing the gathering Raman Bhalla said that the economy has hit the lowest high while lakhs of people became jobless. He said that BJP Government has been “running the public harassment campaign” for so long, and now the Congress party has started the ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ to demand justice for the people of the country. The people of the country are having a severe and miserable way of life due to policies of the PM Modi led Government. In the last two years, we are witnessing a terrible price rise of petrol, diesel and edible oil.
Senior leaders Mula Ram, Kanta Bhan, Sawhney, Ravinder Sharma, Balwan Singh, Ashok Sharma also addressed the gathering. They said that Congress fought against the oppressive British rule and brought freedom and it’s bounden duty of the Congress workers to safeguard the freedom and democracy and fight against the politics of hate and the division by the BJP and to struggle for the welfare and rights of common man .
Similar functions were held at Congress office Srinagar and Kathua besides some other districts where Congress activists paid tributes to Pt Nehru.