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Congress to launch 10-day nationwide protest
against price rise
The Congress Party will launch a 10-day nationwide agitation against inflation from July 7.
The Congress Party will launch a 10-day nationwide agitation
against inflation from July 7. "Moved by the plight of the people
already suffering on account of the COVID pandemic, rampant
unemployment and salary cuts, the Congress Party has decided to
launch nationwide agitation programs at Block, District and State
levels. These programs shall be implemented by the State units
between July 7 and July 17, 2021. It shall comprise Congress
Party Leaders, AICC frontal organisations including Mahila
Congress leaders and members, aided by scores of ordinary party
workers all over the country," reads a Congress statement.
According to Congress statement, party leaders and workers
would take out Cycle Yatra at district levels. The party leaders and
workers will also take out march and processions at the state
level. A signature campaign will be run at all petrol pumps across
the country demanding a reduction in fuel prices.
Earlier on Thursday, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi
chaired a meeting of general secretaries and state in-charges of
the party. To corner the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led
government at the Centre, the top leaders of Congress made a
strategy in the meeting to agitate against the rising fuel prices and
inflation. The meeting was held via video conferencing.
Recently, Congress held a nationwide demonstration against the
high prices of petrol and diesel. The fuel prices continue to soar
across the country and have crossed Rs 100 in many states. In
this scenario, Congress is once again preparing for another
demonstration. On June 13, the Congress party had announced
that it will launch a nationwide 'Outreach Campaign' in a bid to
provide relief to people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and
to collect data about the same.