The Congress women’s wing will launch a state-wide protest on April 25 to highlight “burey din” being faced by the common man due to “anti-people” moves taken by the BJP-led central and state governments.
During the campaign, the Congress will “sensitise” people those “anti-people” moves, Sarita Arya, the state unit president of Mahila Congress, told HT.
She said check on inflation and security to women will be their main demand during the demonstration in 13 districts across the state.
“The protests will be centred on growing prices of essential commodities as well as to demand action for boosting women security in the state,” Arya said.
“We will start the state-wide campaign from Dehradun on April 25, followed by a series of protests across 13 districts.”
The BJP-led NDA government at the Centre has failed to curb inflation, she said, adding that the state government has increased electricity rates by around 6% last week.
“Those who talk about ‘achche din’ (good days) have in fact brought ‘burey din’ (bad days) for the common man...Right from pulses, rice and vegetables to cooking gas and fuel, (prices of) all the commodities have been on a rise. We will spread awareness among people, especially women, to expose their jumle (false promises),” she told HT.
The party will also demand action from the state government for strengthening security measures for women.
Congress women’s wing Dehradun unit head Kamlesh Raman said: “Also, we will demand that it (BJP govt) continues work on various women-welfare schemes that had been launched by our (erstwhile Congress) government.”
Last month, members of the Congress women’s wing protested against a hike of ₹86 per LPG cylinder.