‘Mehengai Chaupal’: Congress to protest for a week against the government over inflation from August 17

From August 17 through August 23, mehengai chaupals will be organised in all mandis, retail marketplaces, and other locations in all Vidhan Sabha constituencies.

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The Congress party announced on Thursday that it would hold a “Mehengai chaupal” from August 17 through August 23 in all mandis, retail markets, and other locations throughout all Vidhan Sabha constituencies. This campaign will culminate in the party’s “Mehengai pe halla bol” rally at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan on August 28.

For the past few months, the Congress has been criticising the government of India for excessive inflation, which is currently over 7%. The opposition party accuses the administration of causing the high inflation while attributing it to external sources such as the Ukraine War and the price of petroleum.

The government was required by the Congress to examine the issue in Parliament, which the Centre did with Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraman answering all of the opposition leaders’ inquiries.

On August 5, the great old party organised a global protest against the Center. The BJP connected the demonstration to the 2020 construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya and said that the Congress was protesting on August 5 in an effort to pacify some people. PM Modi had set the temple’s foundation stone on that day.

FM Sitharaman stated in a series of tweets that the world was going through a terrible time in May. She claimed that the Ukraine conflict has resulted in supply chain issues and shortages of numerous items even as the world was still getting over the Covid crisis. “This is resulting in inflation & economic distress in a lot of countries,” she said.