Congress To Hold Protests Against Petrol, Diesel Price Hikes On June 29

For the final 21 consecutive days, Centre has been rising petrol and diesel costs. (Representational)

New Delhi:

The Congress will maintain a nationwide agitation on Monday in opposition to the rising costs of petrol and diesel and its MPs, MLAs and leaders will submit memorandums to President Ram Nath Kovind demanding a withdrawal of the hikes.

AICC Common Secretary, In-charge for Group, KC Venugopal mentioned by the protest programmes, the occasion goals to underline the federal government’s “extortionist looting” of the frequent man through the COVID-19 disaster.

Within the following week, between June 30-July 4, the occasion may also conduct huge protests on the Taluk, Teshil and block ranges, Mr Venugopal mentioned.

For the final twenty one consecutive days, the federal government has been rising the value of petrol and diesel, within the course of placing undue additional burden on the shoulders of the frequent individuals, he mentioned in a press release.

The central authorities had “amassed” big income on account of exorbitantly elevated central excise duties on petrol and diesel, whilst costs of worldwide crude have been at a report low, the Rajya Sabha MP alleged.

Somewhat than passing on the advantages of the low price of procurement to the individuals, the federal government had intentionally stored the value excessive by rising the excise responsibility, Mr Venugopal mentioned.

The protests by the occasion will embody dharnas on June 29 from 11 am to 12 midday in entrance of central authorities places of work throughout the nation following social distancing protocols, underneath the auspices of PCCs and DCCs, he mentioned.

Aside from this, occasion MPs, MLAs, workplace bearers, leaders and employees will submit memorandums to President Ram Nath Kovind looking for the withdrawal of hikes within the costs of petrol and diesel.

On the identical day, the occasion may also maintain a social media marketing campaign referred to as “Communicate up on Petrol and Diesel Value Hike” to spotlight the plights of farmers, taxi and bus homeowners, transporters, Ola and Uber drivers, labourers and the frequent individuals who undergo a cascading impact of such hikes, he mentioned.

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