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Updated: 31-10-2018 18:22 IST

The Youth Congress in Maharashtra

Wednesday mocked the BJP-led government on completion of four

years in office by performing various Yoga postures which they

named after raging issues like Rafale deal.

The protests titled "Nishedhasan" were held in various

parts of the state to highlight the "betrayal" of the people

by the Central and state governments, a senior leader said.

Targetting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, the Congress

members named the "asanas" (Yoga poses) after controversial

"Rafale deal" which the party claims is a "scam" in the

purchase of fighter jets from France, and issues like "lack of

jobs" and "unfulfilled promises".

"The Central and state governments of Bhartiya Janata

Party (BJP) seem to understand only the language of Yoga, thus

we protested by doing 'Nishedhasan' across various districts

in Maharashtra," said state Youth Congress president Satyajeet


He accused the state government of "failing" to honour

the electoral promises made in the run-up to the assembly

elections held in 2014.

Tambe said they chose "Yogasanas" as a mode of protest

because the government is only busy in doing show-off.

"Price rise, unemployment, distress amongst farmers,

declining growth rate of the Maharashtra economy were amongst

the major issues we tried to bring to the notice of the

government through the protests," he said.

The protests were held in Aurangabad, Nashik, Jalgaon,

Kolhapur, Solapur, Nagpur and in extended suburbs of Mumbai

like Navi Mumbai, Kalyan and Dombivli.

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