SP to stage nationwide agitation against inflation

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Bhopal, Apr 6 (UNI) Samajwadi President Mulayam Singh Yadav today said his party would launch a nationwide agitation from April 18 to April 23 to protest against rising inflation in the country.

Mr Yadav, who earlier addressed public meetings in Betul Lok Sabha constituency in the support of party candidate Sunilam, was interacting with mediapersons here before departing from here for Lucknow in a special aircraft.

Pointing out that inflation had hit poor people severely and daily use items were getting out of their reach, he said recently presented central budget made cars and other items used by affluent sections cheaper.

He said the United National Progressive Alliance (UNPA) would stage a demonstration in whole Uttar Pradesh in view of rising inflation on April 15.

On whether he was the target of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Mr Yadav said it should not be surprising. He was ready to go to jail in any conspiracy by the Mayawati Government.

Earlier, while addressing public meetings in Bhainsdehi, Chicholi and Amla, he said both the Congress and the BJP were anti-people.

He appealed to people to vote in favour of party candidate from Betul.


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