Congress’ Mega Rally Against Inflation, Unemployment On Sunday

NEW DELHI | Updated: 03 September, 2022 9:46 pm IST

Amid a series of desertions and investigations by Central agencies against its senior leadership, Congress will hold a mega rally against inflation and unemployment in Delhi on Sunday.

Congress workers from across the country will participate in the ‘Mehangai Pe Halla Bol’ rally at Ramlila Maidan, which will be addressed by former party president Rahul Gandhi.

Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi and her daughter & party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will miss the rally as they are abroad for medical treatment.

The Congress party has accused the BJP-led Central government of being insensitive toward the public plight due to rising prices of essential items, unemployment and GST rate hike.

Speaking to the media at Ramlila Maidan after inspecting preparations, Congress General Secretary (Organisation) KC Venugopal said lakhs of people will attend the massive rally.

“Only Congress has been fighting continuously over the issue of inflation. From 2021 onwards, we are holding this agitation consistently and continuously,” said Venugopal, who is a Rajya Sabha member.

Pointing out the sharp rise in the inflation rate, the Congress leader claimed that the price of essential commodities has gone up by 40-175 per cent for the majority of items like fuel in the last eight years.

The Modi government has failed to answer the questions put out by the Congress party on the issues of inflation and joblessness, he further said.

“The finance minister didn’t say anything and meanwhile, on top of the crisis, GST rates on some items were also increased,” he added.

Venugopal also talked about the party’s 3500-km ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ that is set to begin on September 7 from Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari to Kashmir.

“From September 7 onwards, we are going for a nationwide agitation. This issue- the common people’s pain, the price rise, is one reason for the Yatra,” Venugopal stated.

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