BJP strike tomorrow in protest against price spiral

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New Delhi, May 1 (UNI) Preparations have been completed for the strike by the BJP tomorrow in protest against the price spiral with separate teams of workers and traders in 280 Mandals of the party constituted to make the strike successful in their respective areas.

In a statement here today, Delhi BJP chief Harsh Vardhan, however, said nothing would be done during the strike which may cause inconvenience to the general public.

In a meeting held yesterday under the leadership of Deputy Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Vijay Kumar Malhotra and Pradesh President Harsh Vardhan, more than three dozen prominent trader organisations took an unanimous decision that by resorting to strike on May 2 in Delhi, they would express that the price spiral is the gift of the government and not the traders.

Infact, Prof Vijay Kumar Malhotra and the BJP Delhi Pradesh President Harsh Vardhan have appealed to all the traders and trader organisations that they should make the strike tomorrow a complete success.

Prof Malhotra and Dr Harsh Vardhan alleged that the price spiral is the gift of Congress. ' ''The Congress leaders are not curbing price spiral only to benefit themselves. Whenever the Congress comes to power, price spiral is uncontrolled. During the BJP rule when onion became costly due to the failure of production, the Congress people used to put garlands of onions around their necks. Today every thing has become costlier, but the Congressmen are sleeping,''they said.

Senior BJP leader and party General secretary Vijay Goel and Leader of the Opposition in the Delhi Legislative Assembly Jagdish Mukhi have appealed to the people that they should observe total strike tomorrow.

Mr Goel, along with hundreds of party workers staged a protest march today and appealed to the shopkeepers to keep their establishments closed tomorrow to express sympathy for the commonman reeling under the impact of soaring prices.


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