New Delhi, Sep 10: The Congress party on Sunday thanked leaders of 21 political parties for extending their support for Bharat Bandh call on Monday. "Bharat Bandh was a resounding success with People’s support, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari & Agartala to Alang. We thank People and 21 Political parties who supported protest", Congress Spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said on Twitter.
In his tweet, he accused the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of running a profiteering company and not a government. "Modi ji is not running a Govt but ‘A Profiteering Company’ to Fleece the People", Surjewala mentioned in the tweet. “The common man is being fleeced, while government coffers are getting filled,” he added.
Modi ji is not running a Govt but ‘A Profiteering Company’ to Fleece the People#BharatBandh was a resounding success with People’s support, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari & Agartala to Alang.
We thank People & 21 Pol parties,who supported protest
Will Modiji rollback taxes? pic.twitter.com/R8n4M5wGhm
— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) September 10, 2018
While addressing a rally in Panipat's Samalkha, Surjewala launched a scathing attack on the BJP government and said it is time to remove the BJP from both Delhi and Chandigarh. Surjewala also said that the BJP rule as the first government in the history of independent India to impose a tax on farming.
"There is a need of change because Prime Minister Modi is not running a government but a profiteering company. This is a government of profiteering, by profiteering and for profiteering, and hence it is time to change such profiteering company government from Delhi and Haryana", he was quoted by ANI.
Fuel prices have seen a hike in several states across the country over the past few weeks. The Indian rupee is also facing a decline in its value against the US dollar. On Monday, leaders belonging to 21 political parties took part in ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress party against the fuel price hike, and decline in rupee value against the United States dollar. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Samajwadi Party (SP), among others, have extended support to the nationwide shutdown.