Dawn Punjab Bureau / Chandigarh : All five Congress Councillors of Chandigarh Municipal Corporation Sh. Devinder Singh Babla, Smt. Gurbax Rawat, Sh. Satish Kainth, Smt. Sheela Devi, Smt. Ravinder Kaur along with other congressmen protested against BJP Government on inflation issue. during protest all raised Slogans against hike in fuel/LPG rates & shouts against Modi Government’s wrong policies resounded in plaza.
The leader of opposition in MC & Councillor, Devinder Babla told media that this Govt is increasing Petrol Diesel rates like anything. He also said the property tax & other cess in city are also increased by BJP ruled MC in last 6years.
Gurbax Rawat, Councillor & Spokesperson of Chandigarh Congress said that BJP Government’s wrong policies lead to Inflation and Congress Party condemns the negligence of BJP Government on issue of inflation. She told media that the so called zumla or fake promise of “ACHCHE DIN” of BJP is now turned out as MEHANGE DIN” (”INFLATION DAYS”) for public.
This BJP government is not at all concerned about hardship & burden on the people but is just concerned about collecting as much possible taxes or excise duty. Even in this tough time of pandemic When people have lost their jobs, their business got a hit. The hike in fuel, LPG, veggies & other household items’ prices has left public helpless in making their livelihood. Smt. Rawat also hold government responsible for wasting public money on 20,000 crore Central Vista project & 8000 crore aircraft for PM which could be kept on hold at this time of pandemic. She apprised that with these chain of protests, Congress party demands BJP Govt to rollback increased LPG/Petrol/Diesel prices & charge in accordance to international crude oil rates from public & reduce the heavy excise duty on fuel rates. Also GST on daily household items should be exempted or reduced to make them more affordable for everyone.