The Congress will launch a 15-day nationwide mass agitation programme from November 14. The agitation is to highlight the issue of inflation and price rise.
Each hike in the prices of petrol & diesel is a reminder of the fact that the Modi govt cares little for the everyday needs of our people.
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 10, 2021
Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said that price rise is destroying livelihoods and adding to people’s problems.
Furthermore, Congress General secretary Mr KC Venugopal said the prices of mustard and other edible oils have doubled in the last year. Seasonal vegetable prices have increased by 40-50 per cent in a month.
Moreover, attacking the government over the issue, Randeep Surjewala said the PM Modi government has proved to be the most “expensive regime”.
“The public harassment campaign of the BJP government is carrying on, Now the Congress will run its Jan Jagaran Abhiyan. We will seek answers to this injustice,” Rahul Gandhi said on Twitter.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh said during the agitation party workers will reach out to the maximum number of people across the country to strengthen the people’s voice against the “unprecedented” price rise of CNG, cooking gas, diesel, petrol, cooking oil, pulses and other essential commodities.
Jan Jagran Abhiyan
The mass protest is being called Jan Jagran Abhiyan.
During the mass agitation, Congress workers will be holding marches. In addition, there will be group meetings to highlight the issue of inflation and price rise.
Congress is creating a logo for the Abhiyan. The logo will resemble the Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi during the national movement.
Top Congress leaders will go live on social media as part of the mass contact programmes. The party will also announce a toll-free number for people to register themselves for the campaign.
Congress leaders and workers will undertake a week-long ‘padyatra‘ (foot march) with night halts in villages, towns or cities of their mass contact areas.
The state-level trainers will conduct a training programme at Parliament, assembly and sector level from November 12 to 15. It will be organised at Sevagram and Wardha in Maharashtra.