Protesting against the alleged "anti- people" policies of the Centre and the BJP government in Haryana, Congress held a protest march here on Saturday.

Under the banner of a ‘Jan Akrosh Pradarshan,’ demonstrators took out a procession in the city and raised slogans against the BJP government.

Earlier, a rally was organised at the local old grain market here.

Randeep Surjewala, Congress MLA and media incharge All India Congress Committee, presided over the rally.

A large number of Congress workers from Jind and other districts of Haryana took part in the rally.

Surjewala alleged that Modi government at the Centre and Khattar dispension in Haryana have failed to fulfil their election promises.

He alleged that BJP government had decieved farmers as they were not given remunerative price for their produce.

"There had been distress sale of paddy and cotton after the BJP government came to power," Surjewala said.

Farmers felt cheated by the BJP government as despite promises by the saffron leaders nothing had been done to implement the Swaminathan Commission report.

He alleged that state government was "victimising" the cane growers by not making timely payment of sugarcane supplies to the cooperative sugarmills.

Surjewala alleged that prices of essential commodities have increased under the BJP rule. "Prices of pulses and other eatables have gone up and these are beyond the reach of the poor."

Prices of diesel and petrol are low in the international market, while these are being sold at higher rates in the country, he said.