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Congress workers hold protest against fuel price hike in Odisha's Cuttack

Congress workers staged protest in Odisha’s Cuttack on Monday. The protest was against hike in petrol and diesel prices

ANI | Updated: 03 Sep 2018, 15:47:17
Congress workers hold protest in Odisha's Cuttack Congress workers hold protest in Odisha's Cuttack

Odisha: Congress workers staged protest in Odisha’s Cuttack on Monday. The protest was against hike in petrol and diesel prices. The protestors demanded Goods and Services Tax (GST) on petroleum. National highways have been blocked by the protestors. They also burnt tyres and raised slogan against the Centre.

Talking to the news agency, ANI, state Congress President, Nirajan Patnaik, said, “Consumers are at loss. A few traders and manufacturers are gaining from the price hike. Both Centre and state government are least bothered about people’s plight.”

The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) observed the strike in the twin cities starting 6 a.m. as the vehicular movement came to a standstill. The Congress leaders and workers resorted to picketing at several key points in the two cities. As a result, many cars, buses, and trucks remained stranded at various junctions.

Congress workers staged protest in Odisha’s Cuttack on Monday. The protest was against hike in petrol and diesel prices. The protestors demanded Goods and Services Tax (GST) on petroleum. National highways have been blocked by the protestors. They also burnt tyres and raised slogan against the Centre. Talking to the news agency, ANI, state Congress President, Nirajan Patnaik, said, “Consumers are at loss. A few traders and manufacturers are gaining from the price hike. Both Centre and state government are least bothered about people’s plight.”

The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) observed the strike in the twin cities starting 6 a.m. as the vehicular movement came to a standstill. The Congress leaders and workers resorted to picketing at several key points in the two cities. As a result, many cars, buses, and trucks remained stranded at various junctions. The general public and office-goers faced harrowing experience as they could not manage a commute. “I am overwhelmed by the support we have received from residents of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to our call for protest against rising fuel prices. It’s not a shutdown, but a protest by Odisha Congress, where people from all walks of life have joined us in not using their vehicles till 12 noon,” added OPCC President Niranjan Patnaik. In the past fortnight, fuel prices had mostly been on the rise across the country. The reason behind it is the rise in the crude oil cost and high taxes levied by the central and state government.

The general public and office-goers faced harrowing experience as they could not manage a commute.

“I am overwhelmed by the support we have received from residents of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to our call for protest against rising fuel prices. It’s not a shutdown, but a protest by Odisha Congress, where people from all walks of life have joined us in not using their vehicles till 12 noon,” added OPCC President Niranjan Patnaik. In the past fortnight, fuel prices had mostly been on the rise across the country. The reason behind it is the rise in the crude oil cost and high taxes levied by the central and state government.


First Published: 03 Sep 2018, 15:47:17

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