New Delhi: Indian National Congress ahead of the Delhi rally and “Bharat Jodo Yatra” is planning a press blitz with news conferences of senior leaders in the state capitals to highlight the issues of inflation and unemployment in the country.
According to Congress leaders, the party will hold a presser for the ‘Dilli Chalo Halla Bol’ rally on August 29 and ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ on September 5. The party wants to focus on the rally planned in Delhi and the Yatra comprising 3,500 kilometers. The Congress has deferred its proposed ‘Mehangai Par Halla Bol’ rally scheduled for August 28 to September 4 due to the prevailing Covid situation in the national capital.
Party General Secretary Jairam Ramesh said, “Due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation, the Congress’ ‘Mehangai Par Halla Bol’ rally at the Ramlila Maidan in Delhi has been rescheduled from August 28 to September 4. The rally will send a powerful message to the insensitive Modi Sarkar.”
The Congress had called a meeting of AICC general secretaries, State in-charges, PCC presidents, legislature party leaders and other heads last week to prepare for the rally against inflation and unemployment, which was proposed on August 28.
It feels that the August 5 agitation on the same issues was successful, during which Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, among many others, were detained by the police. Party also has organised ‘Mehangai Chaupals’ or interactive meetings at mandis, retail markets and other locations in all the Assembly constituencies.