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Frustrated over 'bure din', Congress workers try to gherao Parliament

Last updated on: July 07, 2014 18:34 IST

Frustrated over 'bure din', Congress workers try to gherao Parliament

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Congress leaders on Monday tried to gherao Parliament House to protest against the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government over price rise and rail fare hike, but were prevented from doing so due to the heavy security arrangements made in the area for start of the Budget Session.

Congress leaders and workers, led by Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee’s President Arvinder Singh Lovely, shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Sansad Marg near Parliament Street police station.

Several senior leaders Jagdish Tytler, Sajjan Kumar, Haroon Yusuf, Sharmistha Mukherjee, Mukesh Sharma and other former members of the legislative assembly were among those who staged the protest.

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Image: Congress workers shout slogans and wave party flags as they stand on a police barricade during a demonstration against price rise at Parliament Street
Photographs: PTI photo

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Police, which has made elaborate security arrangement at Sansad Marg, prevented the Congress leaders from going towards Parliament House by erecting barricades.

Lovely said: “Since BJP has come to power, Delhiites are facing price rise of essential commodities. Before elections, BJP had promised 30 per cent cheaper electricity. Now, discoms are trying to hike power tariff. People are feeling cheated. Congress would continue to fight for people’s welfare.”

Slamming the Modi-led government, DPCC chief spokesperson Mukesh Sharma said: “It is doing nothing to control price of essential commodities. Everything is getting expensive during this government’s regime. BJP’s slogan – ‘Acche din aane wale hain’ (good days ahead) was just an eyewash. People have started feeling ‘bure din’ since BJP has come to power.”

Tytler, a former member of Parliament, said the common man wouldn’t forgive Modi for reneging on his poll promises. “We will not sit silent till BJP-led government takes effective steps to control price rise,” he said.


Image: Congress workers shouted out slogans against the BJP-led NDA government in Delhi.
Photographs: ANI/Twitter

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