Published On : Wed, Oct 21st, 2015

City Youth Congress protests against rising prices in a novel way

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Nagpur:
The City Indian Youth Congress activists, led by its President Bunty Shelke, on Wednesday staged protests at Ganeshpeth Square against rising prices and raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. The activists burned the symbolic effigy of ‘Inflation Ravan’ on the eve of Vijayadashmi.

The Youth Congress activists, to be specific, distributed Tur Dal in place of “Sonyachi Pane” (On Vijayadashmi or Dussehra, there has been a custom of plucking the leaves of the Aapati tree, and then people present these leaves to one another as gold) as the part of protest inview of skyrocketing prices of pulses.

Tur Dal was distributed to people during protest staged at Lokmat Square which falls under Chief Minister’s constituency. Addressing the protesters, Bunty Shelke said that like Ravana of Ramayana, the Central and State Governments are displaying attitude of the demon and exploiting the people.

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The rising prices of Tur Dal and other commodities are burdening the people in an unprecedented manner and therefore the effigy of Ravana in the form of inflation is being burned today to wake up the slumbering Prime Minister and Chief Minister, stated Shelke.

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The protest was led by Bunty Shelke and Kunal Puri, General Secretary of Nagpur Loksabha Youth Congress. Others who participated in the protest include Sanghpal Meshram, Amit Manapure, Prashant Patil, Rakesh Nikose, Alok Kondapurwar, Fazlur Rahman Qureshi, Shekha Paunikar and others in large number.
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