Congress president Rahul Gandhi holds forth on rising fuel prices at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. An united opposition will defeat the BJP in the next elections, the Congress chief said. "Narendra Modiji is silent, he has not spoken a word on rising prices of fuel, or the condition of farmers, neither on atrocities against women," Rahul said.
Soon after his return from the Kailash Mansarovar yatra, Rahul reached Rajghat and paid his tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. The bandh began after Gandhi offered holy water from the pilgrimage there.
The Congress chief added, "Aaj poora vipaksh yahan ek saath baitha hai. Hum sab mil kar ek saath, BJP ko hatane ka kaam karenge. Taking on PM Modi, Rahul said, "PM is right,things that didn't happen in 70 years are happening now. BJP is making people, states fight against each other. Petrol prices have crossed the 80-figure mark. He's not been able to prove the objective of notebandi."
Leaders of various opposition parties led by Congress president Rahul Gandhi kickstarted Monday the country-wide protest against rising fuel prices from Rajghat as part of the 'Bharat Bandh' call given by the party.