JAWAHARLAL NEHRU’S 132ND BIRTH ANNIVERSARY | Police foils Congress march to Raj Bhavan
Jammu: Scores of Congress workers led by senior leaders of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) were Sunday taken into custody while they were marching towards Raj Bhavan to protest against the “failure of BJP government on various fronts”.
Coinciding with the 132nd birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress took out a rally at Gole Market in Gandhi Nagar area of Jammu as part of the Congress’ nation-wide mass agitation campaign ‘Jan JagranAbhiyan’.
The rally was organised by former minister and JKPCC vice president Raman Bhalla along with the DCC Jammu Urban unit led by YogeshSawhney and various frontal wings and cells of JKPCC.
After paying tributes to Nehru, the senior leaders including former ministers and legislators Mula Ram, Ravinder Sharma, Balwan Singh, Ashok Sharma, InduPawar, Hari Singh Chib, and others led a protest march towards Raj Bhavan carrying placards and raising slogans against the BJP government’s policies.
However, a heavy contingent of the Police force prevented them from proceeding ahead and detained them at Police Lines Jammu.
However, they were freed later.
The 15-day ‘Jan JagranAbhiyan’ has been launched by the Congress against the “Modi government’s policies and failures on various fronts, especially the unprecedented price rise, large-scale unemployment and anti-farmer, and anti-poor policies”.
Earlier addressing the gathering, Mula Ram remembered Nehru’s contribution to the country’s freedom struggle.
He said that the present BJP government was systematically destroying the democratic institutions and the culture of the country while spreading hatred.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhalla said that the economy had hit a new low while lakhs of people had become jobless.
He said that the BJP government had been “running the public harassment campaign”.
JKPCC chief spokesman Ravinder Sharma said that the Congress workers were duty-bound to safeguard freedom and democracy and fight against the politics of hate and division by BJP.