Leaders of various opposition parties led by Congress president Rahul Gandhi kickstarted on Monday the country-wide protest against rising fuel prices from Rajghat as part of the ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by the party.
“In the entire country, the prices of fuel, gas are on a constant rise, but Prime Minister Modi remains in silence. Farmers commit suicide in our country, women are raped and yet PM Modi doesn’t break his silence. PM Modi has made a lot of promises to the people of the country but has failed to deliver on them. The Rupee value has never been this weak in the past 70 years. Your money is being looted”, Rahul said.
Meanwhile, the BJP on Monday said the Bharat bandh call given by the Congress was an attempt to spread rumour and confusion among the masses and said people will “puncture the grand alliance balloon” floated by the main opposition party.
BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party has been a “history-sheeter” on the issue of price rise whenever it was in power and is now shedding crocodile tears. “The Congress is a cruise of corruption and whichever party joins it will sink with it,” he said, accusing the Opposition of trying to create a “negative atmosphere” in the country