With over 30, 000 BJP workers having assembled at Jantar Mantar under the leadership of Vijender Gupta to protest against the policies of the ruling UPA, the ‘Jail Bharo’ has been termed a colossal success. As many as 20,000 men and 6000 women were arrested by Delhi Police, as they took part in the march towards the residence of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s house. The march towards his residence was via the intersection of 7 major sites of the city. Under the supervision of police, the place was declared a jail, with jail houses not having the space to house the arrested people.
The march towards the Prime Minster’s house began after the speech by Ramesh Bidhuri. The first to be arrested were Arun Jaitley, Rajnath Singh, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra, Vijender Gupta and Rameshwar Chaurasia.Party workers were heard shouting slogans like ‘Khoon Chusne Wali Sarkar Ko ? Barkhast Karo ? Barkhast Karo’, ‘Bhrastachari, Mehgai Badane Wali Delhi Sarkar ? Nikammi Hai ? Nikammi Hai’ – Jo Sarkar Nikammi Hai ? Woh Sarkar Badalni Hai’ against the UPA government.
“Central and State Congress Govts are busy in looting the exchequer with wrong policies, corruption and scams. This has resulted in sever degradation of Indian Economy due to which the foreign investors are avoiding to invest in India and preferring to invest in China and Indonesia,” said Arun JAitley as he addressed the crowd.
The agitators which began from 10 am saw party members from every part of Delhi and NCR. The protestors in Delhi demanded dismissal of Delhi Chief Minister and raised slogans against her.
“A country where 65% people are farmers, farming is completely being neglected. The farmers are not able to get even the cost of their production even after doing such hard labour while the middlemen are getting benefited. The bags of fertilizers priced at Rs. 650 is being sold at the rate of Rs. 1200 per bag. Farmers are not getting diesel for irrigation and the cost of seeds has also increased tremendously. If the farmers produces more than the Govt. has no place to store them and the farmers are affected due to this,” said former party President Rajnath Singh.
Others who spoke on fueling price hike were National Vice President of BJP Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi. “The people of the country are so busy in struggling with these problems that they may not be able to stage big movement,” said Naqvi, who also raised issues of water and power scarcity in Delhi.
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