NEW DELHI: The Indian Youth Congress on Thursday held a protest outside the petroleum ministry office against rising fuel prices, including cooking gas.
Addressing the protesters, IYC President Srinivas BV said people are suffering from inflation while Narendra Modi’s government is busy collecting taxes. “The Modi government came to power showing big dreams to citizens. But today it has become difficult for the poor to buy expensive cooking gas cylinders, ”he said. “Inflation is steadily increasing and the price of a bottle of LPG will soon exceed Rs 1,000. Gasoline and diesel prices are also on fire.
The prices of domestic unsubsidized LPG cylinders were further increased by Rs 25 apiece on Wednesday. This was the second price hike undertaken by gasoline retailers in a month. On August 18, the oil companies had increased the price by Rs 25 per cylinder.
Mahila Congress, too, on the road
Like the youth wing of Congress, Congress Mahila has also organized protests in the city. Workers from the women’s wing of the party descended near the residence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the afternoon to protest against rising prices for cooking gas, petrol and diesel.
Carrying black balloons and waving slogans against the government, the workers attempted to make their way to the high security zone, but the police arrested them. Two dozen workers were arrested and taken to Mandir Marg police station. They were then released. No file has been filed to date in connection with the incident.