Party workers to form human chain in Doon on June 24
The increase in the prices of petrol and diesel has given the opposition Congress party an opportunity to attack the BJP government. The Uttarakhand unit of Congress party has decided to hold a protest on hike in prices of petrol and diesel in provisional state capital, Dehradun on June 24. Launching an attack on the Narendra Modi government for affecting an increase in the prices of fossil fuels, the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Pritam Singh said that the decision of the government has hit the people of the country hard who already are reeling under the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic. Talking to the media persons at the headquarters of the state unit of Congress party here on Monday, Singh said that the international price of crude oil is at its lowest at present but instead of reducing the prices of petrol and diesel, the government is increasing it. He claimed that during the UPA regime, the crude prices had touched 140 dollar per barrel but even then the Congress led UPA government kept control on prices of the petrol and diesel. The PCC president said that the increase would have a cascading effect on the prices.
The vice president of Uttarakhand Congress Surya Kant Dhasmana also criticized the union government for the hike. He said that for 16th consecutive day on Monday, the government has increased the prices of petrol and diesel and struck a big blow on the general public already suffering from the Covid-19 pandemic. He said that in view of the problem faced by the general public, the Congress party is forced to hit the path of agitation during these times of Covid-19 pandemic. Dhasmana also blamed the BJP government of Uttarakhand for affecting two to three fold increase in the transport fares. He said that on June 24, the Congress party workers would register their protest by making a human chain. The chain would start at Congress head office and pass through the Clock tower and end at Darshan Lal Chowk.
Tuesday, 23 June 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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