Several detainees as Congress launches “Jan Jagran Abhiyan” in Jammu

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Score of Jammu and Kashmir Congressional workers and leaders, including several former ministers, were arrested by police as the party launched the “Jan Jagran Abhiyan‘against the “anti-people” policies of the central government led by the BJP here Sunday, a Congress the spokesperson said.

The launch of the 15-day national campaign, through which Congress aims to highlight the issue of inflation and rising prices, among others, coincided with the birthday of Prime Minister Jawahar Lal. Nehru.

Congressional workers led by senior party leaders including former ministers and lawmakers Mula Ram, Raman Bhalla, Yogesh Sawhney and Ravinder Sharma gathered in Gandhi Nagar in the city and paid rich tributes to Nehru on his birth anniversary, he said. the spokesperson.

He later claimed that large numbers of party leaders and workers were arrested by police as they tried to march to Raj Bhawan under the “Jan Jagran Abhiyan” to protest the government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and its “failures on various fronts, notably unprecedented price increases, large-scale unemployment and anti-farmers and anti-poor policies. ”

Police officials said Congressional leaders and activists were briefly taken into preventive custody as they tried to organize a rally in violation of prohibitive orders.

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