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Friday, February 3, 2023

Arunachal Congress conducts ‘Raj Bhavan Gherao’ protest


The Congress party in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday staged a strong protest against price rise, unemployment, GST on essential commodities and the Centre’s new military recruitment scheme, ‘Agnipath’.

Holding placards, banners the Congress workers led by Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee President and former Chief Minister Nabam Tuki took out a “Raj Bhavan Gherao” programme from the Nyokum Lapang (Ground) here as part of the grand old party’s nationwide protest against the ruling dispensation at the Centre.

However, the security forces personnel barricaded the route leading to the Raj Bhavan and disallowed them from marching ahead, forcing them to stage a demonstration at the approach of the Raj Bhavan road along the NH-415.

The slogan-shouting protesters strongly condemned the Narendra Modi-led BJP government for its “wrong” policies because of which the common people are suffering immensely with the skyrocketing market prices of essential commodities hitting them hard.

Expressing deep concern over the ‘dismal’ job scenario as well as the ‘ever-rising unemployment rate, the former chief minister claimed that the highly educated unemployed youths, in absence of jobs of their choice, are compelled to apply for the post of peon, chowkidar (watchman).

Tuki said unemployment is a serious problem for society and the country. For this, each and every citizen needs to raise their voice and the government needs to ponder this with all seriousness or else who will think about the future of the upcoming generation.

“Government must ensure job security for the ‘future’ of our country. We strongly condemn the government’s ‘wrong’ policies and instead, it should make good policies for the better ease of living by the common man,” the senior Congress leader said.

“We demand the government to slash the prices of daily use market commodities, including edible oil, cooking gas and petrol/diesel, roll back the short-term Agnipath scheme and restore the old recruitment policy, and to frame a policy for giving employment to the unemployed youth,” Tuki said.

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