Cong stages protest over price rise


To protest against the burgeoning price-rise of petroleum products including petrol, diesel and LPG the state Congress staged demonstrations across the state and burnt the effigies of the Central Government on Friday.

They staged protest led by UK Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) President Pritam Singh and Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly Indira Hridayesh, party workers in large numbers marched in a procession from the state party office in Dehradun to the Astley Hall Chawk via Rajpur Road and Ghanta Ghar and burnt an effigy of the Centre.

In his address, Pritam Singh said the prices of petroleum products were never as high as today, not even when crude oil price was double its present price in the international market during the UPA’s tenure.¬† Accusing the Narendra Modi government of “looting” the country, he said people were groaning under the weight of rising prices and the only way out was to overthrow the Modi government in the 2019 Lok Sabha poll.

In her address Hridayesh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi about his promise of bringing down the prices within 100 days of coming to power. Similar protests were staged by party workers at every district headquarters in the state.


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