BJP’s ‘jail bharo’ agitation today
By Express News Service - BHUBANESWAR:
19th June 2012 12:00 PM
The State unit of BJP will organise a ‘jail bharo’ movement on Tuesday demanding complete rollback of the hike in petrol price.
Since Rath Yatra is on June 21, the party decided to advance the proposed agitation to June 19, said State BJP president Jual Oram.
Not satisfied with the partial rollback, the national BJP had given a jail bharo agitation call on June 22 to protest the steep hike of
` 7.50 a litre of petrol and the subsequent cut of ` 2 following public outcry.
The Bhubaneswar district unit of the party had a preparatory meeting here under the chairmanship Amiya Dash.
According to Dash, district BJP president, a rally would be taken out from the party office near Ram Mandir and terminate at lower PMG. The party activists will court arrest there. National general secretary Vinay Katiyar is scheduled to address the rally.
The BJP will also protest the wrong economic policy of the Congress-led UPA Government that has led to frequent hikes in the prices of petroleum products and unrelenting price rise of all commodities, Dash said.
Apart from Oram, senior party leaders, including BB Harichandan, will participate in the protest rally, he said.
Earlier on June 10, the issue of advancing the agitation was taken up at the State executive committee meeting attended by national general secretary Ramlal and Santosh Gangwar, the State in-charge.
Instruction have been issued to all the district units to organise similar agitations at district and sub-divisional headquarters. An estimated 50,000 BJP activists and leaders would participate.
The protest will be part of the nation-wide ‘Jana Sangharsh Abhiyan’, being organised by the BJP from June 7 to 22.
The party will also begin its nationwide ‘Jana Jagaran Abhiyan’ to save Kashmir from June 23 to July 6. The campaign opposes the report submitted by the three-member committee formed by the Central Government to the Home Ministry which is prejudiced and anti-national. The BJP will seek the Central Government to reject the report.
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