Jalandhar, August 5
Congress workers under the leadership of senior Congress councillor Balraj Thakur held a protest against the Centre outside the District Administrative Complex on Friday.
The workers said the government was responsible for inflation which was troubling people. Jalandhar Mayor Jagdish Raja was also present at the protest. A march was held in which the workers held posters attacking the Union Government.
Slogans against the Centre and in praise of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi were raised. Balraj Thakur said the government was solely responsible for whatever problems a citizen of the country was going through.
“Even making two ends meet has become a task now. Earning bread and butter is not easy, and unemployment has hit the youngsters. This is how people are living in this nation,” Balraj Thakur said during the protest.
Apart from the protest, absence of several Congress councillors also raised eyebrows. There are reports that some of them will send their resignation to the Punjab Congress Committee president soon.
Flays Centre over inflation
Hoshiarpur: The District Congress Committee, on a call given by PCC chief Amrinder Singh Raja Warring, staged a protest at the district office against the Centre over inflation.
The dharna was led by former MLA Arun Dogra Mikki, district president Dr Kuldeep Nanda, Urban president Advocate Navpreet Rehal and women president Taranjit Kaur Sethi.
They said due to the wrong policies of the Centre, there has been a jump in inflation and it had become difficult for common people to survive. /OC
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