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Bharat Bandh Protests: Rahul Gandhi back from Mansarovar Yatra, leads oppositions protest over fuel prices hike and rupee fall against dollar

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 September 2018, 11:38 IST

Congress President Rahul Gandhi had returned from Mansarovar Yatra to New Delhi and joined the Opposition called Bharat Bandh. Rahul Gandhi is leading the nationwide protest against the rising of petrol and diesel prices and rupee fall against the dollar.

However, earlier there were no reports on Rahul Gandhi joining the Bharat bandh protest, as he was on 10 days Kailash Mansarovar Yatra. According to India Today TV, Gandhi landed in New Delhi last night.

In the Congress lead oppositions Bharat bandh, at least 21 opposition parties are participating in the 'Bharat Bandh' or shutdown today to protest the rise in fuel prices in the country and depreciation of the rupee. After refusing to join the protest, Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also sent its leader Sanjay Singh.

Top opposition leaders across the country like Sharad Pawar, MK Stalin and Left leaders have supported the bandh, while Trinamool Congress Mamata Banerjee has decided to stay away.

"I appeal to all Congress workers to make the bandh violence-free. We are Mahatma Gandhi's party and we should not associate ourselves with any violence," Delhi leader Ajay Maken said.

Congress Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh have also joined Congress-led opposition parties supported bandh to protest against fuel price hike.

“Modi government has done a number of things that were not in the interest of the nation. The time to change this government will come soon,” said Former prime minister Manmohan Singh at Congress & opposition parties protest against fuel price hike.

Also read: Bharat Bandh: Congress-led opposition bandh begins with protests and trains blockades against the steep rise in petrol and diesel prices

First published: 10 September 2018, 11:37 IST
 
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