New Delhi, Feb 10 (Calcutta Tube) In his first show of strength in the capital after he became president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Nitin Gadkari Wednesday led a protest against the rise in food prices.
Hundreds of party supporters joined the protest at Jantar Mantar as the BJP alleged that the government’s ‘wrong’ economic policies were the main reason behind spiralling prices of essential commodities.
The protest, which comes as the government is planning a hike in petrol prices, is part of the BJP’s nationwide agitation against price rise.
Gadkari is planning a three-tier protest against rising prices, at block, district and state levels.
The party workers will march towards Parliament House with senior BJP leaders likely to join them.
The Delhi unit of the BJP is keen to make the protest a success because the newly appointed BJP chief, who was formally elected unopposed Tuesday, is participating in a rally in the capital for the first time.