BJP rally against price rise brings Delhi to halt with traffic snarls

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New Delhi, April 21 (ANI): Long traffic snarls in the scorching heat of summer, made it quite difficult for people to commute at many places of the national capital on Wednesday morning, as hundreds of thousands of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters converged here to participate in the public rally against price rise.

The rally has been held to showcase the public angst against the steeply rising prices of commodities drew BJP supporters from across the country.

In the morning, life was thrown out of gear for office-goers, as huge crowds were approaching the Ramlila Maidan, the venue for the rally.

"The biggest problem is of the route. There are jams everywhere. It's taking two hours to reach my destination instead of the usual 15 minutes," said Nazeer Mohammad, an auto rickshaw driver.

The BJP during its rally also targeted the Congress-led Government at the Centre for its anti-public welfare policies.

People complained that they were not abe to reach their destination in urgent situations like medical emergency due to crawling traffic and blamed ill-organised traffic.

"I started from my house at 9:30 a.m. I have to take my child to the hospital in Lajpat Nagar. I have been struggling in traffic since two and half hours. Now my car is over heated and has broken down. There is not even a single police man on this route to manage the Traffic," said Sanjay Rana, a commuter.

On Tuesday, BJP had appealed Delhiites to bear with the traffic jams from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

BJP alleges that food stocks are rotting due to improper management at various godowns owned by the government-owned Food Corporation of India (FCI).

The massive demonstration is the biggest mobilization of BJP workers from across the country under the leadership of newly appointed BJP chief Nitin Gadkari. (ANI)

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