Udupi: The Udupi District Mahila Congress will be staging a protest against the central government for the rise in price of essential commodities said Dr Sunitha Shetty, President, Brahmavar Block Mahila Congress. She was speaking at a press meet held at the Press Club, here on November 5.
Hitting hard on BJP led NDA government in the centre, Sunitha said that the government has maintained silence over price rise of essential commodities. The common people cannot afford food grains because of high prices. Festivals are nearing and the constant rise in prices of food grains will make the lives of people difficult.
The District Mahila congress with the support from Brahmavar , Kaup, Hiriadka, Kota and Udupi Block Mahila Congress will stage a protest on November 7. Prior to the protest, a rally will be held from the Big Bazar, MLA Pramod Madhwaraj will flag off the rally. The rally will culminate at the Clock Tower in Udupi service bus-stand.
State Social Welfare Board chairman Divya Prabha Chilakda, Minister for Urban Development and Minister in-charge District, District Congress President Gopal Poojary, Former MLA Karkala Gopal Bhandary and others will address the gathering. More than 500 women are expected to participate in the protest.
District Mahila Congress President and Chairperson of Karnataka Soaps and Detergents Limited Veronica Cornelio, Udupi Mahila Congress Vice-President Jyothi Hebbar, Udupi Block Mahila Congress President Celina Karkada were present.