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BJP to hold nationwide ''Chakka Jam' over petrol hike tomorrow

Written by: Staff

Varanasi, June 6 (UNI) Alleging that the prices of petroleum products were at an all time high since Independence during the two year stint of UPA government at Centre, BJP President Rajnath Singh today announced holding nationwide 'Chakka Jam' tomorrow over the recent hike in fuel prices.

Interacting with newspersons here this evening, Mr Singh alleged that the UPA government had set a dubious record of raising prices of petro products at least six times during its two year tenure.

''The price of petro products have been maximum since Independence, during the two year tenure of UPA government. While the price of petrol has gone up by 45 per cent, that of diesel has shot up by 50 per cent during the UPA regime,'' Mr Singh alleged.

The BJP chief further said that party will fight tooth and nail, this price hike, which will also lead to inflation among other things. ''Chakka Jam'' (road blockage) agitation will be staged by party across the country tomorrow from 1100 hrs to 1300 hrs over the crucial issue,'' he announced.

Accusing both the Congress and Left parties for the hike, Mr Singh said that the price hike has exposed the true character of the Congress and the double standards of left on these issues.

Mr Singh asked the left parties to come clean on the issue to prove as to whether they were with commoners or the ruless.

''Left ko sirf ghadiyali ansoo bahane aate hai'' (Left only specialises in shedding crocodile tears), he alleged.


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