Congress to hold mega rally against inflation, Agnipath

New Delhi: The Congress on August 11, announced a mega rally ‘Mehangai Par Halla Bol’ on August 28 at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi over inflation.

Jairam Ramesh, Congress general secretary in charge of communications, said in a statement that the ‘Mehangai Par Halla Bol’ interactive meetings would be organized in retail markets and other locations in all assembly constituencies.

The Congress will hold a series of ‘Mehangai Chaupal’ meetings in all assembly constituencies from August 17 to 23. It will culminate on August 28 at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi. The rally will be addressed by senior party leaders.

“Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s desperate attempt to tar legitimate protest as ‘black magic’ only highlights the BJP government’s insecurity about its failure to control rampaging inflation and unemployment,” he said.

“The Congress party will take this fight forward with a series of protests against the price rise and unemployment in the coming weeks”, Jairam Ramesh announced.

The people of India are suffering because of the Modi government’s “economic mismanagement” and the Congress will expose this before the people of the country, read the statement released by the Congress leader.

“Inflation is being exacerbated by higher taxes on essential goods like curd, buttermilk, and packaged food grains, while the transfer of public assets to crony capitalists and the introduction of the misguided Agnipath scheme are making a bad employment situation worse,” the former minister said.

The party also plans to hit the streets demanding the rollback of the Agnipath scheme of short-term recruitment into the armed forces and unemployment after August 15.

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