- Congress demonstrated against rising gas prices
- Displayed with cylinder-shaped cutouts and banners
Bharat Jodo Yatra: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi resumed his ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ from Thrissur in Kerala on Sunday morning. Hundreds of workers accompanying him in the yatra demonstrated with cutouts and banners in the shape of gas cylinders against the hike in the price of LPG. The 150-day long Bharat Jodo Yatra will cover a distance of 11 kms in the morning session on Sunday and will halt at Vadakkanchery at around 11 am. Several senior Congress leaders including K Muraleedharan, KC Venugopal, Ramesh Chennithala and VD Satheshan are walking along with Rahul Gandhi in this yatra. On Sunday, Congress workers began the yatra with cutouts in the shape of a gas cylinder.
Rahul Gandhi had attacked PM Modi
He also held up banners on which the prices of LPG were displayed in the country. It is noteworthy that Rahul Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the steep increase in the prices of fuel and cooking gas in India. He had also alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) were spreading violence and hatred to divert attention from the main issues. Addressing a crowd in Thrissur, the Congress leader had said, “When the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) was in power, the price of a gas cylinder was Rs 400. At that time the Prime Minister used to complain about the price of a gas cylinder being Rs 400, but today he does not utter a word when the gas cylinder is of Rs 1000.
People showed craze to meet Rahul Gandhi
The Congress on Sunday appealed to the people to join this “historic movement to rebuild a strong and self-reliant India”. Women and children in Thrissur were seen breaking security cordon to meet Rahul. Gone. During this, Congress leaders were talking to him, posing for photographs and greeting people standing on both sides of the road by waving their hands.