Bhopal, Apr 12: A joint campaign would be launched by the SP and Left parties on April 18 across Madhya Pradesh to protest against rising inflation and failure of governments to control it.
In a statement issued here today, the SP stated that sit-ins, demonstrations and other programmes would be organised at division, district and tahsil level as a part of the campaign that would continue till April 23. Under the campaign, fashion and magic show, 'garib bhoj (feast for poor)' and 'mushaira' would be organised. The campaign would demand strengthening of public distribution system of the Centre, restoration of old quota of states bringing pulses, oilseeds and sugar and other items under its ambit. The SP demanded implementing recommendations of a parliamentary committee to ban 25 agricultural commodities for forward trading.