Gujarat Congress on Tuesday led a march under the Jan Jagran Abhiyan against the rising inflation in the state. The march was led by State President Amit Chavda.
They marched at the heart of Ahmedabad city against the rising unemployment, cost of living and the prices of essential commodities like petro, diesel, gas, edible oil, etc. They further accused the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government of misgovernance during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Along with Amit Chavda, the march was attended by many of the traders who raised awareness about the failed governance of the BJP government. Chavda, during the rally, said that the rising prices of commodities have made life difficult for ordinary middle-class people.
“The masses are troubled by recession, inflation and epidemics and are falling prey to BJP government’s fraud.”
He further accused BJP of systematic loot of Rs 25 lakh crores from middle-class people. He claims that the government charges 250% excise duty on petrol and 824% duty on diesel whereas the corporate tax rate has been slashed to 22% from 30% resulting in an income loss of 1.45 lakh crores. The Gujarat Congress party president said that the government has continued to increase the prices of petrol and diesel even though the international prices for the same has already been decreased.
“200 million people in India do not get enough food. The unemployment rate is the highest in 3 years. Gujarat ranks third in the country in malnutrition. 4.5 lakh children are malnourished in Gujarat. The economic picture of Gujarat and the country is worrisome”