Petrol at Rs 100: Congress planning nationwide protest against fuel price hike

The Congress is planning to hold a nationwide protest against rising fuel prices in the country.

Taking a swipe at the Centre for the steep hike in fuel prices, the chief spokesperson of the Congress, Randeep Surjewala, said, “Hum Do Hamare Do, Diesel Nabbe Petrol Sau,” adding that the BJP has become ‘Bhayankar Janloot Party’, terming the government as ‘Petroljeevi’.

“The Congress has directed the state units to organise protests from the block level to the state level and then to the national level against the rising fuel prices,” he said.

Congress General Secretary K.C. Venugopal has written to all the states regarding this, and Madhya Pradesh has called for a half-day ‘bandh’ on Saturday to protest against the rising fuel prices in the country.

The Congress has been demanding withdrawal of taxes on petrol and diesel which the Centre has imposed in the last six years.

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