Jan Jagaran Abhiyan launched by Arunachal Pradesh Congress committee
The National Congress command on Sunday issued directives to the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) to launch the “Jan Jagran Abhiyan” campaign. The campaign is designed to highlight the problems of inflation and skyrocketing fuel prices in the country.
According to sources, a toll-free number (1800212000011) was also released by the APCC to allow people to connect with the party’s Jan Jagran Abhiyan. People can fill out a digital form to be part of the campaign against rising prices.
Speaking to the media, APCC Secretary General Gyamar Tana informed that the motive of the campaign was to raise awareness among the general public about the inflation of the BJP rule.
Tana further stated: He revealed that under the BJP government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the price of LPG cylinders increased by Rs. 305. A gas cylinder which cost Rs. 450 per cylinder in 2014 under the Congressional government is now Rs. 900 per cylinder. Due to the increase in the price of LPG cylinders, 42% of people stopped using LPG for cooking and started using wood, he said.
He also claimed to have stated that “under the Modi government, approximately 8 million Indians have fallen below the poverty line in the past 8 years. About 97 percent of household income has declined. In the Global Hunger Index, India, at 101 places, ranks lower than neighboring countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
He further added: “The BJP government increased the central excise tax, which was Rs 29.48 per liter on gasoline during the Congressional government, to Rs 32.90 per liter and to Rs 23, Rs 56 per liter on diesel at Rs 31.80 per liter, due to which the price of gasoline reached Rs 109.69 and that of diesel to Rs 98.42.