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Congress workers burn Centre’s effigy on price rise

Protest against the surging prices of essential commodities.

On a day the ruling BJP was engaged in celebrating the second anniversary of the Surgical Strike, the activists of the opposition Congress torched the effigy of the Union government at Balliwala Chowk here on Saturday in protest against the surging prices of essential commodities.

Leading the Congress workers, the state Congress vice- president, Surya Kant Dhasmana said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is only doing the politics of verbosity while the prices are skyrocketing,   making things difficult for the common man. He added that the wrong policies of the Modi government are responsible for the price rise.

Dhasmana said that over the past four years, the price of LPG cylinder has jumped from Rs 400 to Rs 900. He said that the  UPA government had provided petrol and diesel at Rs 76 and Rs 58 per liter respectively while the international price of crude oil was at its peak. “But now, the petrol is being sold for  Rs 90 and more while the price of diesel is Rs 80 per liter,” he added.

The Congress workers later consigned to flame an effigy of the Centre while venting anger over the issue.

Surgical Strike celebration a political farce says Congress   

The state Congress vice- president Surya Kant Dhasmana took a dig at BJP, accusing it of appropriating the glory of the  ‘Surgical Strike’ through celebratory frenzy from the armed forces which are behind the strike. In a statement, Dhasmana questioned why  BJP had not celebrated the first anniversary of the Surgical Strike in 2017. Read more post…

Sunday, 30 September 2018 | PNS | Dehradun–

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