Fuel Price Hike: Congress Protests In Front Of Petrol Pumps In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Members of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) are staging protests in front of petrol pumps in the State Capital on Friday in protest of the rise in prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas.

Congress alleged that while people are losing their livelihoods and struggling with their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic, the unreasonable rise in prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas has led to a rise in the price of essential commodities, burdening the people heavily.

As per the direction of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) and under the leadership of OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik, the party is staging a six-hour protest from 7 AM to 11 AM today across the State demanding the withdrawal of the hike in fuel prices.

Patnaik had yesterday appealed to the intellectuals, students, women, youth, social institutions businessmen, and the general public to cooperate in the protest.