Congress will protest against the rise in prices of petrol and diesel

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By: Paromita Ghosh

Last Update: 2021-02-18 20:54:42 IST

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The Congress is preparing a nationwide protest to surround the government on the steep increase in the prices of LPG along with petrol and diesel. Under this, the party has made a strategy with the state units.

Congress is preparing a nationwide protest to surround the government on the steep increase in the prices of LPG along with petrol and diesel. As part of this, the party has first asked its state units to protest against the price hike of petrol and diesel and to raise awareness among the people about the heavy tax on petro products.

At the same time, in order to pay attention to the issue of inflation at the national level, the Congress will demand protests as well as debate in the second phase of the budget session. The issue of increase in petrol-diesel and cooking gas prices has been raised several times in the last few days at the top level of Congress. The party had also asked the government to cut excise rates to give relief to the public, but the government has not given any indication of concession in it.

A senior Congress official said that instead of reducing prices, the way Prime Minister Narendra Modi tried to blow the heads of previous governments on Thursday, then it is imperative for the party to tell the truth to the public. That is why the state units have been asked to keep past six and a half year history of petrol-diesel and LPG prices in front of people.

Full details of this are being sent by the party to the state units, so that the state Congress can present the press conference at the district level with leaflets, posters on its behalf, and make people aware of the reality of raising taxes on petrol and diesel in the NDA regime.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have also raised the issue of inflation and demanded relief from the government. Randeep Surjewala and Supriya Srinet have twice raised press demand from the Congress by cutting the press conference. Surjewala says that in the last six years, the Modi government has increased the tax on petrol and diesel and earned 20 lakh crore rupees. 

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