JAMMU, May 21: The district committee of the Apni party today organized a protest demonstration against the rise in commodity prices which has put an unbearable burden on the pockets of the popular masses.
The protest was led by Apni Party District Chairman Jammu Urban, Dr. Rohit Gupta and the protesters shouted slogans against the rising prices of commodities including LPG, vegetables etc.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Rohit said people were suffering a lot from the rising prices and the government was not reacting to their misfortunes.
He said the Apni party would not tolerate divisive forces.
“Instead of focusing on divisive propaganda, the government should focus on controlling rising commodity prices. The prices of petroleum products have increased and the same can be noticed for other products of daily use,” he said.
Gupta further said that they have decided to hold similar protests all over Jammu if the government does not take action to control rising prices.
Among those present at the protest were Deputy Chairman of Apni Party District, Jammu, Vaibhav Mattoo; organizing secretary, Deepak Bradoo; secretary, Mohammed Ashraf Chowdhury; Abishek Goswami; Provincial Trade Union President, Raj Kumar; vice president, Sheikh Latif and others.