Bengal Cong hits the streets in opposition to worth rise and Covid scenario

2020/10 10 20:10

By: Specific Information Service | Kolkata |

October 11, 2020 1:43:21 am


West Bengal Congress, Bengal Congress, Bengal Congress protest, Kolkata news, city news, Indian ExpressCongress MP Adhir Chowdhury addresses a rally in Kolkata on Saturday. (Specific Photograph by Partha Paul)

West Bengal Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury, who can also be the occasion’s chief within the Lok Sabha, on Saturday led a protest rally in Kolkata in opposition to worth rise, the poor state of well being infrastructure in Bengal, and the Trinamool Congress authorities’s insurance policies.

The rally began from Bidhan Bhavan, the occasion headquarters in Entally, to Esplanade. A Congress delegation then submitted a deputation to Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.

“Now, nobody is speaking concerning the widespread individuals. The ruling occasion and the Opposition [BJP] are simply asserting their energy. So we determined right this moment we’ll give deputation to the Governor concerning the calls for of the individuals,” Chowdhury mentioned.

The Congress chief identified that the Covid-19 pandemic was worsening within the state, and claimed that the state administration was under-reporting deaths.

“Neither the state nor the central authorities has any management over the Covid scenario. The federal government has no concept what is going to occur if Covid grows after Durga Puja. They don’t seem to be nervous about how hospital beds might be elevated. The primary Opposition occasion can also be not saying something to the federal government about this. So, we determined to hitch the motion,” he added.

Chowdhury mentioned his occasion had at all times stepped ahead to voice individuals’s calls for. “The state authorities has been rising the value of electrical energy by profiting from the pandemic. Corporations like CESC in Kolkata are reaping the advantages. As a consequence of enormous electrical energy payments, all industries are going away from West Bengal. Inflation is rising, commodity costs are additionally rising. The center class and lower-middle class are in serious trouble. The state authorities will not be taking any motion. We’re being pressured to start out a motion in opposition to this,” he added.

The Congress chief additionally held conferences with the occasion’s legislators to plan their plan of action. Additionally they mentioned how the seat-sharing talks with the Left Entrance for subsequent 12 months’s Meeting elections ought to be approached. On Friday, Chowdhury had visited Bidhan Bhavan for discussions with senior leaders reminiscent of Abdul Mannan and Pradip Bhattacharya.

“He’s doing his greatest to revive the Congress within the state, and actually making an attempt to construct a strong coalition with the Left events,” mentioned a senior occasion chief.

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