The workers and volunteers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday took out a protest march against rising prices of essential commodities, including sugar, pulses, potato and onion.
The march from Mahatma Gandhi's statute at the Mall Road to Anardana Chowk passed covered internal areas of the city, including Lahori Gate, Book Market and Dharampura Bazaar. Carrying banners bearing anti-government slogans, a large number of AAP workers and supporters took part in the march led by Padma Gandhi, wife of Patiala MP Dr Dharamvira Gandhi. They raised slogans against the Centre and Punjab government and alleged that the government has failed to control rising prices of food items.
Addressing the march, an AAP volunteer, Mohanjeet Kaur Tiwana, criticised the government for failing to control the price rise and alleged that the Narendra Modi government has made false promises during the election campaign and has betrayed with the people of the country. Now, the government has been exposed on its false promises, she added.
"At the time of the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP had made many unrealistic promises and now people have understood about polices of the government," she said.
An AAP member, Balbir Singh, criticised the government for of the rail fare hike besides increasing the prices of necessary food items.
"The government had promised to check the price rise and gave the slogan 'Achhe Din Ayenge' but within a one month it has started showing its true colours," he added.