Jammu protests hike in petrol prices
Jammu Sep 16: The government decision to increase petrol prices by Rs 3.14 per litre on Friday drew strong criticism in the winter capital of the state with supporters of various political parties slamming the Congress-led UPA government for following “anti-poor” policies.
The city witnessed series of protests by the activists of political parties, including Shiv Sena. Raising anti-UPA slogans, Shiv Sena (Bal Thackrey) activists took out a rally on bullock carts, cycles and horse buggies and demanded immediate rollback in the petrol prices.
The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and the BJP Mahila Morcha activists also held separate demonstrations to lodge their protest against the government’s decision.
Similarly, BJP Mahila Morcha activists under the leadership of Morcha state president Sakina Bano held a massive protest at Gole Market area in Gandhi Nagar against this price hike. Sakina while addressing the activists said that petrol price hike or hike in price of any other essential commodity has worst effect on their kitchen budget.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) activists also staged a demonstration against central government for increasing the price of petrol. Led by Vikram Singh, the PDP activists assembled at Press Club and raised slogans against the UPA government.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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