Shiv Sena protests vegetable price rise in Mumbai

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Mumbai, July 4 (ANI): Shiv Sena activists staged a protest here against the rise of vegetable on Friday.

They alleged that the rise in fuel prices had had a cascading effect on the prices of vegetables and other essential commodities.

Raising slogans against the price hike, they demanded that the government roll back the fuel price hike.

"Two months back the prices of coriander leaves were Rupees 35 but now it has shot up to Rupees 70. It is an essential material for cooking material making it difficult for us to buy. This price hike is because of the Congress government and in future if the prices don't come down then along with the locals we will stage further such protests," said Kishori, Shiv Sena activist.

"The prices of potatoes and onions were around Rupees eight but now it has gone up to Rupees 16. How can we afford buying vegetables at such a high rate?" said Mahananda, a local.

Despite price increase, oil firms are likely to suffer a revenue loss of 560 billion rupees this fiscal. (ANI)

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