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.
Kolhapur, Solapur, Nagpur and in extended suburbs of Mumbai
like Navi Mumbai, Kalyan and Dombivli.
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