Cong stages protest against Govt over economic slump

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Cong stages protest against Govt over economic slump

Monday, 09 December 2019 | PNS | Dehradun

While the poor are struggling due to price rise, the youth are facing the major challenge of unemployment. Every segment of society is facing problems due to the Bharatiya Janata Party led Central Government. The Pradesh Congress Committee president Pritam Singh said this while speaking at a demonstration organised here on Sunday by the party as part of its state-wide series of protests against the state of economy, unemployment, price rise and rising crimes in the nation.

Speaking at the protest demonstration, the PCC chief alleged that the law and order situation in the nation was alarming.  He said, “Across the country there seems to be a spate of crimes against women, rapes and murders. There is an atmosphere of fear and women are not feeling safe. The BJP Governments at the Centre and State have become insensitive towards public concerns. The unemployed youth of the nation were earlier hoping that electing the BJP with a resounding majority to the Centre would bring about a solution to their problems. However, due to the policies of the Central Government the people are being deprived of their livelihood.

During its previous term, the BJP Government had promised to provide two crore jobs per year but according to government data, it provided jobs to only 10 lakh people during its five-year term. Now, there is an army of the employed in the nation.”

The PCC chief further said that while Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised a corruption-free India, during his first term, he facilitated a long-term loan of Rs 10,000 crore through SBI to his favoured industrialists for business overseas. This had dented the interests of the unemployed youth of India, said Singh. All India Congress Committee (AICC) observer and former chief of Bihar state Congress, Anil Sharma expressed concern at the alarming number of crimes against women. The recent incidents of gang-rape and murder in Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Buxar along with similar crimes in other regions had instilled a sense of fear among women across the nation. The women are not feeling safe under the BJP Government, he alleged.

The Congress deputy leader in the Vidhan Sabha, Karan Mahra, MLAs Harish Dhami, Adesh Chauhan, former cabinet minister Hira Singh Bisht and other party leaders also participated in the protest. Later, a party delegation headed by the Congress Mahanagar head Lalchand Sharma, submitted a memorandum to the additional district magistrate, addressed to the President.

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