UP Congress to hold protest marches against Yogi govt

UP Congress to hold protest marches against Yogi govt on Quit India movement anniversary

BJP has accused Congress of doing politics with a narrow mindset

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. Credit: PTI File Photo

With the Monsoon session of Parliament coming to an end next week, Congress has mounted the offensive against the BJP in the streets--from Monday march in 403 Assembly seats of UP on peoples' problems to giving more teeth to its campaign on farmer issues in states including Punjab.

"Party leaders have been asked to visit their regions for the protest. The BJP government in UP has become the second East India company government. We will uproot it. Hence the protest is planned on Monday, the anniversary of the Bharat Chhodo (Quit India) movement. We are saying BJP Gaddi Chhodo," said UP Congress spokesperson Akhilesh Prasad Singh.

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BJP has accused Congress of doing politics with a narrow mindset.

Sharpening its protest over issues such as price rise, unemployment, Covid mismanagement, farmers' plight and the snoopgate, Congress has chalked out plans for a two-day campaign in UP beginning Monday. 

The party has also decided to carry out protests on these issues in other poll-bound states in days to come with a special focus on protests on farm issues in Western UP and Punjab.

Releasing a video documentary on ongoing farmer agitation on Delhi borders, the party said, "finally the annadata will emerge victorious" and hit out at the Central government for "suppressing their voice".