THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Union government has become a government that loots people, said Congress President K Sudhakaran. He opened the culmination of the 100 km bicycle protest rally organized by the Youth Congress to protest rising fuel prices in front of the Raj Bhavan on Thursday. Hundreds of Youth Congress activists joined the protest by bicycle led by State Youth Congress President Shafi Parambil MP.
The Modi government has failed to address the hardships people face due to rising fuel prices, Sudhakaran said. âThe country is ruled by a prime minister with a heart of iron. The price of fuel has crossed the 100 mark. Likewise, the prices of LPG are rising and people are struggling to maintain their family budgets. The Covid scenario added to their difficulties, âhe said. Sudhakaran also accused the state of feigning ignorance on the matter.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan did not address the issue when he met the prime minister on Tuesday, senior Congress official Ramesh Chennithala said. Former CM Oommen Chandy said the UDF has given tax breaks to the public. UDF moderator MM Hassan, former minister KC Joseph, KPCC PT working presidents Thomas and T Siddique, MPs Mathew Kuzhalnadan and M Vincent were present.