Itanagar: The Congress in Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday launched the protest programme ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ at the general ground, Yachuli in Lower Subansiri district against the BJP-led central government’s alleged anti-people policies and the soaring price rise. “failures on various fronts especially the unprecedented and back-breaking price rise & inflation, destruction of the economy, large scale unemployment and anti-farmer and anti-poor policies”.
“The Congress has been raising its voice against all these issues for long and now reaching out to the maximum number of people across the country through ‘Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ to strengthen
the people’s voice against Modi Government,” a release from the grand old party said here.
Claiming that the anti-people policies and mismanagement of Covid pandemic by the BJP government had a cascading effect on common people, the senior Congress leaders at the rally alleged: “The economy was in a precarious state and unemployment was rising sharply, while the Central Government was selling public property to industrialist friends.
“From Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to Dr Manmohan Singh, Congress Governments built this country through various schemes, institutions, development works but the present Modi Government has
sold the railways, airports, ports, public sector banks, etc to its industrialist friends.”
“Millions of families were devastated; millions lost loved ones due to BJP’s mismanagement & failure to control the pandemic,” they claimed. They also demanded the Modi Govt to provide accurate data on Covid deaths and compensate families of Covid victims with Rs 4 lakh each.
A delegation from Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) led by its vice-president Rajen Nani also attended the programme. Stating that cases of inciting religious sentiments by sharing viral fake news and information on social media platforms with an intention of promoting communal disharmony were “a matter of great concern”, the APCC and its frontal organization’s leaders appealed one and all not to believe such false information and respect every religion to
spread the message of communal harmony, peace & tranquillity in society.
“Our nation is home to many religions and all religions preach the goodness of truth and moral living, love and compassion. We resolve to practise love and promote unity & peace to build a harmonious country,” they said.