Congress workers protest against BJP for not curbing inflation

Congress workers protested on Wednesday against the BJP-led NDA government for not being able to curb the rising inflation in the country.

New Delhi: Congress workers protested on Wednesday against the BJP-led NDA government for not being able to curb the rising inflation in the country.

They shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party, criticizing them for not being able to deal with the water and electricity crisis in the capital.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had called upon state governments to check hoarding, while Prime Minister Modi had met ministers and senior bureaucrats to discuss strategies to control inflation, which is at a five month high.

The government had earlier announced increase in rail passenger fares by 14.2 percent and freight rates by 6.5 percent, which has led to an outcry by the opposition parties.

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