Congress holds massive protest against rising petroleum, gas prices


A massive protest demonstration was held at Srinagar on Monday by the Congress Party over unabated rising prices on petroleum and gas products in the Country.

Led by J&K Pradesh Congress Committee President G.A. Mir, a large number of senior Congress leaders and workers held a protest demonstration at Party Office M.A. Road and marched towards the TRC (Srinagar) raising slogans against Fuel Loot by the government carrying banners and play cards.

Accusing the PM Modi government of keeping the country in dark over the unabated rise on petroleum/gas products President JKPCC G.A. Mir, said that “This protest was an expression of the complete failure of the government on the pressing issues containing the price rise o/gas products

G.A.Mir said the price of Crude oil was $107.09/barrel on May 16.2014 while the present price of international crude is $73/barrel, nearly 40% the price during Congress UPA. Still, the petrol /Diesel price continues to skyrocket at a higher level during Modi Govt. instead of reducing the excise and taxes on petroleum products, Modi Govt has preferred not to touch the taxes imposed to reduce the petroleum prices.

He said the horrific taxes being levied by the PM Modi govt has resulted in skyrocketing petrol, Diesel and Cooking gas prices, while as the Govt has already collected over Rs. 11 lack Cr as taxes in the last 52 month by cheating the common people of this country and by demolishing their budget and their household income. (CNS)


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