Various social and political sectors in India rallied in various cities on Tuesday and Wednesday to condemn the rising prices of essential commodities including petrol, diesel, household gas cylinders and food.
On Monday, there was a march in cities like Agra and Moradabad where farmers came with gas cylinders on their motorcycles against the price hike.
Workers chanted slogans condemning the rise in inflation and the central and state governments.
Meanwhile, a symbolic funeral procession was held in Agra to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government’s policy of raising fuel tariffs.
Nerul residents staged a protest against the rise in petrol, diesel and gas prices, however it started on Saturday.
Demonstrators expressed their anger over the rise in prices of essential commodities such as fuel and cooking oil, which are said to have eased the festive atmosphere.
It is noteworthy that communities have been affected by the rise in prices of essential commodities during festive celebrations.
In this context, Congress opposition leader Rahul Gandhi has strongly condemned the central government for raising crude oil prices. He shared a picture on his Twitter account, which cites the rise in oil prices since the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in 2014.
Petrol and diesel prices rose on Tuesday, bringing the total price to $ 0.12 a liter over the past two weeks.
Petrol price in Delhi will now be equal to $ 1.37 per liter, while diesel prices have also risen, according to state-owned fuel retailers’ price announcements.
Rates will increase nationwide and vary from state to state based on local taxes. This is the 13th price hike since the end of the four-and-a-half month gap on March 22.
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