- The Mehengai Hatao rally will be taken out in Delhi; will be addressed by party president Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi: Amid the rising cost of items, the Congress has announced that it will take out a ‘mehengai hatao rally’ in Delhi on December 12.
In a press release, the party said that Modi (PM Narendra Modi) and mehengai (inflation) have become the bane of people’s lives.
“The unprecedented price rise and inflation have demolished the earnings, the household income and budget of every family in the country,” the release said.
The party claimed that the Modi government remained oblivious to the “insurmountable pain and suffering of people”, adding that the only solution offered by the government was a “divisive religious discourse or sporadic diversionary statements to reset the agenda from fundamental issues…”
The party mentioned the “backbreaking prices” of petrol, diesel and cooking gas which had a “spiraling effect on the prices of all foods and other consumable items”.
Taking a dig at the unchecked rise in prices, the Congress said in the release that this was probably the first time that the price of tomato had surpassed the price of petrol and diesel in the country.
“Construction material like cement, iron and steel has seen a rise of 40% to 50%. Everything is gradually going out of the reach of the common man,” it said, accusing the government of remaining indifferent to the woes and agony of people.
The ‘Mehengai Hatao Rally’ will be addressed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party MP Rahul Gandhi and other Congress leaders.
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