Adani-Hindenburg row: Congress to stage nationwide protests from March 6
New Delhi, February 27: Congress on Monday announced block-level agitations across the country from March 6 to April against BJP government over the Adani-Hindenburg row.
Congress general secretary in-charge K C Venugopal stated that the party has decided to intensify its protest. Congress will hold 'PARDAFASH' rallies in March and April against Adani, organising agitational activities at various levels in the country to take the issue directly to the people.
Venugopal stated that the party has directed all Pradesh Congress Committees (PCCs) to hold press conferences in all districts, which will be addressed by senior state leaders, and that all state units will then organise agitational activities at various levels.
Venugopal cited the Hinderburg report and claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been selling the country's critical infrastructure to the Adani group.
"The recent Hindenburg report has exposed Prime Minister Modi and the BJP government's policy of crony capitalism in favour of Adani. During deep economic distress, PM Modi has been selling the Nation's critical infrastructure to the Adani group, bending India's foreign policy and forcing public institutions like SBI and LIC to invest in the Adani group. The recent revelations have shown that crores of rupees of poor and middle-class people's savings are at risk," Congress said.
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"Congress has been raising this issue at all levels - in Parliament, in media and social media, and in front of the people. Most recently, press conferences were held in 23 cities on 17th February. The Congress Party has decided to intensify its agitation and take the issue directly to the people."
"All Pradesh Congress Committees have been asked to arrange press conferences in all districts, where senior state leaders will address the media. Subsequently, all state units will organise the agitational activities at various levels," Venugopal said while highlighting various agitational activities to be organized by All Pradesh Congress Committees.
"Block-level agitations will be organised in front of offices of public banks and LIC between 6th and 10th March 2023 all over the country. PARDAFASH rallies will be organised at all the district headquarters in the month of March. A massive "Chalo Raj Bhavan" march will be organised at the state headquarters on March 13, 2023," he added.