Protesting against the BJP Government over rail fare hike and price rise, Congress workers on Monday tried to gherao Parliament. However, the party workers marching towards Parliament from Jantar Mantar were prevented from doing so due to heavy security arrangements made in the area ahead of the first Budget Session of the Narendra Modi Government.

Congress leaders and workers, led by the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee’s president Arvinder Singh, tried to break the barricades near the Parliament Street police station and shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Speaking to reporters after the protest, Mr. Singh said: “Ever since the BJP come to power, prices of essential commodities have gone up. Before the elections, the BJP had promised 30 per cent cheaper electricity. But now the power discoms are trying to hike the tariff and people are feeling cheated.”

Slamming the Narendra Modi Government, DPCC chief spokesperson Mukesh Sharma alleged that the Central Government was doing nothing to control prices of essential commodities. “Everything is getting expensive during this government’s regime. The BJP’s slogan ‘acche din aane wale hain’ (good days lie ahead) was just an eyewash. People have started feeling ‘buray din’ (bad days) since the BJP has come to power,” he said.

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