Fuel price hike leads to nationwide protest

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New Delhi, Jun 25: The Indian government came under tremendous pressure after the opposition parties hit the streets as there was a hike in fuel price. They launched a nationwide protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on this issue.

There is a diesel price hike by Rs 3, LPG by Rs 50 and kerosene by Rs 2, as minimal. Even West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee opposed the hike in fuel prices, saying it will put the common man in great difficulty.

Rivals BJP and Left parties also hit the streets on the issue while AIADMK has demanded an immediate rollback of the increase in price.

"We do not support the repeated rise in fuel prices. This will put the common man in great difficulty. We have conveyed our view where it needs to be conveyed," Mamata Bannerjee said in Kolkata.
She also added, "kerosene and domestic gas are used by common people. The price of petrol was also recently hiked."

BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman described the hike as an "inhuman step" that would affect India's growth.

BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that BJP president Nitin Gadkari had announced that the party would hold protests from the district to the national level across the country against the hike.

"In the last one year, the government has increased petroleum prices ten times. While the common man is bearing the brunt of price rise, the government has now added fuel to fire," Naqvi added.

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