February 28, 2021

Congress to protest fuel price hike in Mangaluru on March 2 | Mangaluru News – Times of India


MANGALURU: Opposing the hike in costs of petrol, diesel and LPG, Dakshina Kannada District Congress Committee (DCC) will maintain a protest rally from Gentle Home Hill to the deputy commissioner’s workplace on March 2.
DCC president Okay Harish Kumar stated that organisations of homeowners and employees of buses, auto rickshaws, fishing boats and different boards will participate within the rally, which can begin at 10am. In the meantime, buses and auto rickshaws will stay off the highway as a token of protest until 2pm on the day, he stated.
“Almost 70% of the trawlers are anchored because of the enhance within the value of diesel. They’re now compelled to shell out Rs 5 lakh – Rs 6 lakh per week for diesel for every trawler. Nevertheless, their catch doesn’t fetch them that quantity. Therefore, a majority of fishermen have anchored their trawlers. In the meantime, homeowners of borewell rigs too are in misery since they’re unable to take care of enterprise because of the hovering value of diesel. Equally, earthmover machines and buses too face difficulties because of hike in gas value,” he stated, including the hike of petrol and diesel costs has led to a rise in costs of important commodities.
“Individuals had been discussing the value of crude oil within the worldwide market throughout UPA tenure and its the identical throughout BJP’s rule. The worth of petrol in India has nearly touched Rs 100. The worth of petrol in BJP-ruled Madhya Pradesh is Rs 98.64 per litre, which is the best in India. The Congress authorities in Rajasthan has lowered the state tax by Rs 3. Worth of petrol is extra in states dominated by BJP,” Kumar stated including the nation has by no means witnessed such a situation in its historical past.
Blaming the Union authorities, Kumar stated the defective financial and international insurance policies have led to a rise in gas costs.
Former minister B Ramanath Rai stated the BJP authorities has not lowered the value of petrol and diesel even when crude oil value in worldwide market was 40 {dollars} per barrel.



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