Saturday, 15 September 2012
7000 workers arrested while marching towards PM residence
BJP stages massive protest demonstration on the issue of diesel, cooking gas, power & FDI in retail
More than 10,000 BJP workers under the leadership of Pradesh President Shri Vijender Gupta staged a massive protest demonstration against the anti people decision of Congress Party to heavily increase prices of cooking gas, diesel and allowing FDI in retail trade. During the demonstration the workers demanded the dismissal of Sheila Dikshit. Effigy of Manmohan Singh was also burnt. The agitated workers started march towards the PM residence under the leadership of their leaders. They crossed all the barriers put by the Police. There was strong altercation between the workers and the Police. More than 7,000 workers were taken into custody.
Women workers participated in large numbers in the protest demonstration today. The workers had placards in their hands on which the following were written : ‘Rasoi Gas, Diesel Ke Bade Daam – Wapas Lo Wapas Lo’. ‘Sonia Ne Kiya Kamaal – Mehgi Ho Gai Roti Dal’. ‘FDI Faisla – Wapas Lo Wapas Lo’. ‘Mehgai Ne Aisa Mara – Mehgi Ho Gayi Tel Ki Dhara’. ‘Sheila-Manmohan Hai-Hai’ etc. The workers lied down on the roads to protest against the atrocities of anti people Congress Government. Pradesh office bearers, Legislators, Councillors, District Presidents, senior workers, Morcha & Cell office bearers participated in large numbers.
In his address to the demonstrators, main speaker Pradesh Incharge Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu told that all the three oil companies and gas companies are earning profit of thousands of crores, yet the Government has hiked the price of cooking gas & diesel and fuelled general price spiral of about 25%. He also showed documents from the Committee on Petroleum affarirs as proof. Now this Government must go. He further told that the entire trade in India will be ruined if FDI in multi-brand retail is allowed. Trade in this country will come under the control of multi national companies. Even the farmers of the country shall not remain unaffected due to the FDI.
Addressing the workers, Pradesh President Shri Vijender Gupta told that the people are seriously wounded due to the price spiral and corruption of the Government. In spite of this the Congress Government is committing atrocities on the common man every day. Oil & Gas companies are earning heavy profit. The price of crude oil and gas is stable in the world market. In spite of this the decision of the PM Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, Oil Minister S. Jaipal Reddy and the Committee on Petroleum Affairs to hike the price of diesel & cooking gas will have far reaching adverse affect on the 120 crore people of the country. The time has come for the people to dislodge the Congress Government.
Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra told that the intentions of Manmohan Government and Sheila Government are dangerous. The way in which they have made the common man to suffer, it appears that the Congress Governments are again following the path of dictatorship. This is the conspiracy of the Congress to finish democracy in the country. If the people of the country do not rise at this time then it will be very late. He demanded the dismissal of Manmohan Singh and Sheila Dikshit. Pradesh General Secretary Pravesh Verma conducted the programme today. National General Secretary Shri Vijay Goel appealed to the workers that they should visit every household of Delhi and finalize the agenda for the farewell of Congress Government. Shri Ramesh Chaurasia, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Ms. Arti Mehra and many Legislators participated in it.