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Congress workers stage protest against ‘useless’ Rail Budget

Congress party activists holding a protest march demanding withdrawal of recent hike in railway fares. (Source: AP) Congress party activists holding a protest march demanding withdrawal of recent hike in railway fares. (Source: AP)
Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Posted: July 8, 2014 4:09 pm | Updated: July 8, 2014 4:12 pm

Terming the Rail Budget presented by Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda as “useless”, scores of Congress workers led by DPCC chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Tuesday staged a protest outside the minister’s residence.

The protesters reached Gowda’s 1, Tyagraj marg residence around 3 PM and raised slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Gowda. They also demanded immediate rollback of the recent rail fare hike.

“Modi government’s budget is useless and the bullet train proposal is just an eyewash. They should first roll back recent rail fare hike immediately. With this proposal, BJP-led government has unleashed a ‘bullet inflation’ on the people of Delhi and as well as country,” Mukesh Sharma, DPCC chief spokesperson said.

On Monday, Congress leaders had tried to gherao Parliament House to protest over the issue of price rise and rail fare hike, but were prevented from doing so due to heavy security in the area.

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