New Delhi: Ahead of the mega rally against inflation in Delhi, the Congress has planned to build up the agitation programme from the village level and involve retail and mandi workers in it.
The party will organise “Mehangai Chaupal” interactive meetings at mandis, retail markets and other locations in all assembly constituencies from August 17 to 23.
The party will print booklets and will distribute them to all state organisations and they will then further translate and print them in the local language and then distribute them to the public.
The Congress hopes to connect with the masses this time and as party feedback is that its nationwide agitation on August 5 against the Modi government’s anti-people policies strongly resonated with the people.
The Congress is also planning to hold an agitation on the demand to roll back the Agnipath scheme, party MP Deepender Singh Hooda said. “After August 15, we will take to the streets, just like we did in our fight against inflation, to protest against unemployment and demand rollback of the Agnipath scheme,” Hooda said.
The party has extended full support to the ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ campaign launched by the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) and to the united front of ex-servicemen, who fought for ‘One rank, one pension’, the Congress will extend full support to the campaign against the Agnipath scheme.
The Congress had held a nationwide agitation against inflation and unemployment on August 5 when several party leaders, including Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, were detained.
The party will take this fight forward with a series of protests against price rise and unemployment in the coming weeks. This will culminate in a “Mehangai Par Halla Bol” rally on August 28 at the Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi that will be addressed by senior Congress leaders. Pradesh Congress Committees will simultaneously hold “Mehangai Par Halla Bol – Chalo Dilli” events at the state, district, and block levels.
The Congress said the people of India are suffering because of the Modi government’s economic mismanagement. Inflation is being exacerbated by higher taxes on essential goods like curd, buttermilk, and packaged foodgrains, 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 Indian National Congress will continue to spread awareness about these anti-people policies among the people and increase pressure on the BJP government to change course.” said Jairam Ramesh, party general secretary.