Rajnath appeals NDA partners to support June 7 Rasta Roko
Bhubaneswar, Jun 06 (UNI) BJP President Rajnath Singh today urged all NDA partners in the country to join the June 7 Rasta Roko agitation to protest the hike in petrol and diesel prices by the UPA government.
Mr.Singh told newsmen that the hike in the prices of the petrol and diesel was a "betrayal" of the masses as the UPA government assured the country that the prices would not be hiked.
He said during the last two years tenure of the UPA government the prices of petrol and diesel had been hiked for seven times which had never happened in the history of India.
The BJP President said the party would organise a countrywide 'Rasta Roko' on June 7 between 1100 hours and 1300 hours and appealed to the party workers not to create any problem for the school going children or ambulance services.
To a question as to whether the NDA partners would also join the agitation, Mr.Singh said he had directed the state BJP unit to coordinate with the NDA partners in their respective state units to join the agitation.
He claimed that the price of the petrol has been hiked by 45 per cent while that of diesel by 49 per cent during the two years tenure of the UPA government which was also marred by fluctuation on inflation and price rise of essential commodities.
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