protest in opposition to the gasoline worth hike, the Odisha Congress on
Friday held symbolic demonstrations at petrol pumps in a number of
districts of the state, demanding a whole rollback of the
elevated worth of petroleum merchandise.
Petrol worth was hiked by 29 paise and diesel by 28
paise, in response to a notification of state-owned gasoline
The hike — the twenty second since Could 4 — took gasoline costs
throughout the nation to historic highs.
“At a time when India is witnessing a spiralling rise
in costs of important commodities, the Modi authorities has
been repeatedly rising gasoline costs,” state Congress
president Niranjan Patnaik mentioned on Twitter.
“I thank everybody who responded to @INCOdisha”s name
to protest at petrol pumps in opposition to BJP”s tyrannical rule,” he
mentioned on the microblogging website, utilizing the hashtag-
Alleging that the gasoline worth rise has led to extra
struggling to frequent individuals through the COVID-19 pandemic, the
Congress mentioned, “The Centre”s failed financial insurance policies and
widespread unemployment added to their woes”.
The BJP-led authorities on the Centre has elevated
excise obligation by Rs 23.87 per litre on petrol and Rs 28.37 on
diesel compared to the earlier UPA regime, the state
Petrol and diesel costs have been hiked once more on Friday by
31 paise per litre and 28 paise per litre, respectively.
“The prime minister ought to act instantly and
withdraw the hiked quantity imposed on petrol and diesel as
individuals are affected by a extreme monetary disaster through the
“Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik ought to instantly
withdraw the value-added tax on petrol. The CM shouldn’t
comply with the footprint of PM Modi,” Senior Congress chief and
MLA Sura Routray mentioned.
The BJP had promised to supply petrol at Rs 35 in
2014 when it got here to energy on the Centre, one other Congress
chief Sarat Patnaik mentioned.
“The saffron camp had raised the slogan ”Achhe Din
Aageya”. Now, petrol is being offered at virtually Rs 100. Is it
”Aachhe Din”?” he requested.
The BJP, nevertheless, rubbished all of the allegations made
by the Congress.
BJP state spokesperson Satyabrat Panda requested the
Congress to chorus from doing “low-cost politics at a time when
the nation is combating in opposition to the COVID disaster”.
“They need to know that the state governments are additionally
imposing VAT on the gasoline costs. Has the Congress-ruled states
withdrawn the tax on petrol and diesel,” Panda requested. PTI HMB
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