Congress get together on Friday staged protests throughout many states to demand the withdrawal of the worth hike in petrol and diesel within the nation. Hundreds of Congress employees had been seen gathering close to petrol pumps in lots of states together with Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Karnataka, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and elevating slogans in opposition to the federal government.
“When the UPA was in power, tax on petrol and diesel was ₹9.20. Now, it is ₹32. We demand complete rollback of excise duty hike on petrol-diesel. Fuel should come under the purview of GST,” mentioned Congress chief KC Venugopal whereas protesting in opposition to the gas value hike in Delhi.
Venugopal additionally rode a horse cart as a mark of protest.
On Thursday, Venugopal launched a press release saying that protests will likely be organised by the native models of the get together and Covid-19 protocols prescribed by the native, district and state administrations will likely be adopted. The assertion additional added that there will likely be no public conferences.
The get together, from its official Twitter deal with too, urged folks to lift their voice in opposition to ‘BJP’s tyranny’ on June 11.
“Even during the pandemic, BJP’s great India loot continues. With 47 (fuel) hikes in 2021 alone, Indian pockets are on fire,” Congress had tweeted whereas utilizing the hashtag #BJPLootingIndia.
Indian Youth Congress members additionally despatched bicycles by courier to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union dwelling minister Amit Shah as a mark of protest in opposition to the gas hike.
“Inflation is already on the rise. We demand that the increased (fuel) prices are withdrawn with immediate effect and relief should be given to the people suffering from inflation and recession by returning the hike in excise duty,” Congress youth president, Srinivas BV mentioned.
Meanwhile, at Vaniyambadi in Tamil Nadu, AICC member Dr Aslam J Basha was seen holding placards with different Congress employees, saying, “Congress party has always stood by the citizens of India and it will not allow the BJP government to continue exploiting people.”
In Uttar Pradesh, many Congress employees had been detained by the police as they protested in opposition to the hike. Ajay Kumar Lallu, president of the Uttar Pradesh Congress committee too was detained after he was seen protesting the gas hike.
“…Will not tolerate loot from the public in diesel-petrol. This fight against the slave government of the capitalists will not stop,” Lallu tweeted whereas sharing his photographs the place police had been seen pushing him inside a police van.
Hitting out on the police, Lallu mentioned, “Our workers are not afraid of the police dictatorship of the Yogi government. We will fight the people’s fight till the last breath.”
Meanwhile, nationwide convenor of Congress, Saral Patel mentioned, “Across Uttar Pradesh… leaders are being detained and put under house arrest to stop them from raising their voice against rising petrol and diesel prices. Why so scared Yogi Adityanath?”
In Mumbai, Congress employees protesting the hike had been seen carrying facemasks with footage of Baba Ramdev on them. Ramdev, together with few extra Indian businessmen, has been the attention of the storm for fairly a while now because the BJP authorities has typically been blamed for unjustified help to the enterprise ventures of those folks.
In a number of districts of Odisha too, employees had been seen holding protest placards as they sat in huddles in entrance of petrol pumps throughout the state.
Niranjan Patnaik, Odisha Congress committee president, described the BJP’s rule as ‘tyrannical’. “India is already witnessing a spiralling rise in prices of essential commodities,” he mentioned.
Meanwhile, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi additionally took to Twitter to criticise the federal government for the worth hike. Gandhi wrote, “GDP crashing, Unemployment soaring, Fuel prices skyrocketing. In how many more ways is #BJPLootingIndia?”
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