Jammu,11 Apr: To register its protest against sky rocketing prices of essential items, State BJP Mahila Morcha, on the eve of visit of Congress' President Smt. Sonia Gandhi to Jammu, today took out an impressive march from the party headquarters. It was led by Morcha State President Smt. Usha Choudhary. The march after passing through main bazars of Jammu city, reached City Chowk, where Mahila Morcha activists, beat the empty vessels with spoons and raised slogans-Jab Jab Congress aayee hai, Mehangayee layee hai.
While addressing the protestors Smt. Usha Choudhary lambasted the Congress-led governments both at the Centre and in the state and said that women are most affected by their maladministration. She said that sky rocketing price rise has most adversely effected the female folk who have to manage and run the kitchen. She said that state government is patently anti-women. It is the same government one of its prominent minister had brought a bill to deprive such women of their right of being state subjects in the event of their marriage with a non-state person. It has miserably failed to induct even one women as a minister and is totally berefit of any concern for the women. She said that hardship of women is going to adversely affect the well being of the entire society and render children, the future builders of the society, ineffective and incapable of being productive component of the society. She declared that the Morcha will further intensify its agitation in the coming days and reach the masses to expose Congress-led UPA and Congress-led coalition in the state for its anti-poor and and anti-women policies.
Later, Smt. Usha Choudhary led the march towards Civil Secretariat where the police in most high -handed manner obstructed the march and presorted to lathi-charge on peaceful protestors. This resulted into injuries to dozens of Mahila Morcha activists.
BJP Mahila Morcha leaders including Suresh Jamwal, Sakina Bano, Sheela Koul, Chander Kanta, Priya Sethi, Sushma Manhas, Sweety Koul, Purnima Sharma, Santosh Bhagat, Rajni Sethi, Kiran Salathia, Kamla Gupta, Pinky Gupta, Rani Devi, Sangita Gupta, Sharda Devi, Anuradha Charak, Sureshta Jamwal, Darshna Devi, Sunita Kapahi, Raj Rani Mahajan, Dimple, Sushma Gupta, Ranu Gupta, Kusum Anand, Rani Devi, Ramni Gupta, Suman Rani, Shakuntla Devi and Chand Rani were prominent among those whotook part in the protest demonstration.