Congress leaders protest against hike in fuel prices

Congress leaders said protests were being organized by local units at petrol pumps across the county.

New Delhi:

Congress leaders and party workers on Friday held symbolic protests at petrol pumps in several parts of the city, demanding a complete rollback of the hike in fuel prices.

Party leaders KC Venugopal and Shakti Singh Gohil reached the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium petrol pump in a horse carriage.

Mr Venugopal said that under the UPA government the tax on petrol and diesel was Rs 9.20. Now it is Rs 32.

Congress general secretary Venugopal said, “The government should stop levying excise duty on petrol and diesel. It should come under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax. We demand a complete rollback of the hike in fuel prices.”

Ajay Maken led the protests against the rising fuel prices at petrol pumps in Rajinder Nagar and Janpath.

Party leaders said protests are being held at petrol pumps across the county by local units in compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.

Petrol and diesel prices were again hiked by 31 paise per liter and 28 paise per liter respectively on Friday.

In Delhi, a liter of petrol costs Rs 95.85, while diesel costs Rs 86.75 per litre.

Petrol prices have crossed Rs 100 per liter in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan and Ladakh.

Petrol in Sriganganagar district of Rajasthan is the costliest fuel in the country with petrol costing Rs 106.94 per liter and diesel at Rs 99.80.

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