Agartala, Aug 05, 2022, ENEWSTIME Desk
As part of the national wide programme, Tripura Pradesh Congress organized Raj Bhawan Gherao Abhiyan in Agartala on Friday (Aug 5) against price rise, unemployment and inclusion of packed food articles under GST.
Tripura Pradesh Congress leaders said they cannot remain silent in the wake of sufferings of common people owing price hike and frustration among the youth for unemployment.
“People of the country are suffering but the government is silent and non-responsive to the price hike and unemployment issues”, said Tripura Pradesh Congress president Birjit Sinha while taking part in the rally to Raj Bhawan Gherao Abhiyan as part of the Civil Disobedience Movement in Agartala today.
Among others veteran Congress leader Gopal Roy, MLA Sudip Roy Barman, former Congress MLA Ashish Saha, leaders of different frontal organizations of the party were present in the Abhiyan programme.
Speaking to the media, Birjit Sinha lashed out at the BJP governments for its ‘failure’ in curbing price rise. Holding a placard mentioning that price of kerosene is Rs 102, Sinha alleged owing to wrong policies of the BJP government prices of essentials including petro-products continue to increase putting the common people under unspeakable distress.
Adding salt to wounds, he continued, improper imposition of the GST especially on pre-packaged items like cereals, flour, honey and curd push up prices further. The situation has become complex as unemployment is also increasing resulting a dire situation for the country, he asserted.
Sinha also criticized the government for waiving crores of rupees to safeguard interests of the rich people instead of waiving farmers’ loans. “Ironically when the burning issues are being highlighted, the government starts using central investigation agencies against the opposition leaders framing the latter in false cases”, the state Congress chief said.
On this day, the Raj Bhavan Abhiyan started from the Pradesh Congress Bhavan. As soon as the procession reached the area adjacent to the circuit house, the police tried to stop the Congress supporters and put up barricades.
Later, Congress leaders held a street corner in which leaders criticized the ruling government and raised voices against price hike and unemployment in the country.
Birjit Sinha informed the media that even as the administration is creating hurdles for the party, Congress is determined to hold Bharat Joro programme on August 8 next.