Ahead of Winter Session of Parliament, Congress plans protest against government for economic slowdown

The Congress had also presented the economic downturn as a major issue in the Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections

Asian News International October 23, 2019 10:58:42 IST
Ahead of Winter Session of Parliament, Congress plans protest against government for economic slowdown
  • Ahead of Parliament winter session Congress is planning to hit the streets to protest against Central government on the issue of economic slowdown

  • According to a senior leader, the party will demonstrate across the country in the first week of November on the issue

  • The Congress had also presented the economic downturn as a major issue in the Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections

New Delhi: Ahead of Parliament session to be commenced from 18 November, Congress is planning to hit the streets to protest against the Central government on the issue of economic slowdown. Congress is also trying to take other opposition parties in confidence to make it an agenda.

Ahead of Winter Session of Parliament Congress plans protest against government for economic slowdown

File image of Rahul Gandhi. ANI

According to a senior leader, the party will demonstrate across the country in the first week of November on the issue. During this period, the party is planning a big demonstration in Delhi, in which efforts will be made to take other opposition parties together. At present, the date and format of the protest are yet to be finalised and senior leaders are being given the task to churn out the strategy with the like-minded parties.

Earlier on 12 September, Congress had announced that the party would hold a nationwide protest from 15 to 25 October on the issue of economic slowdown, but the plan was pushed ahead due to the festival dates and the assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana.

According to a senior party leader, information about the new program of the demonstration will soon be sent to the state units. The Congress alleges that the recession has come due to the wrong policies of the Modi government and the party complains that the government is refusing to even talk about it.

Congress has held several press conferences on the economic issue. Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh are already attacking the government on this issue. The Congress had also presented the economic downturn as a major issue in the Maharashtra and Haryana assembly elections.

Although most exit polls show that people are giving the BJP government a chance again in both the states, but Congress feels that through a large-scale demonstration on the issue of economic slowdown, it will be able to convince the people that the Modi government has failed on the economy front.

Congress believes that with this agenda it can push BJP on a back foot and the party will raise the issue within and outside the parliament. The winter session of Parliament will commence from 18 November and continue till 13 December.

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