New Delhi: Activists of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) staged a protest on the Shastri Bhawan in Delhi on Saturday in opposition to rising petrol and diesel costs and demanded the resignation of Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
IYC media incharge Rahul Rao stated a number of members of the Congress’ youth wing together with its president Srinivas BV and different leaders had been detained and brought to numerous police stations.
“The BJP leaders who used to protest over costs of petrol and diesel have stored mum now. The costs of petrol have touched Rs 100 per litre in lots of elements of the nation and the Modi authorities is doing nothing to supply aid to the folks,” Srinivas stated.
The Petroleum Minister ought to step down if he can’t maintain the costs of petrol and diesel in test, he stated.
In a launch, Mr Srinivas stated the folks of the nation had “chosen PM Narendra Modi on the promise of excellent day, now he has damaged the belief of the folks”.
“Towards the anti-people perspective of the Modi authorities, the Youth Congress is agitating throughout the nation and elevating the voice of the widespread man,” he stated.
IYC members raised slogans equivalent to “Abki Baar Petrol 100 Ke Paar” and “Modi Hai To Mehngayi Hai”, obliquely concentrating on BJP’s ballot slogans. The protesters had been stopped by police whereas they had been heading in direction of Petroleum Ministry at Shastri Bhawan on RP Street.
A number of the protesters had been detained once they tried to get previous the police barricade. The IYC president and different leaders had been taken to Mandir Marg police station, Mr Rao stated.
“On one facet there’s an all-round inflation and on the opposite there’s a spate of diesel-petrol-gas costs. Petrol has crossed Rs 100 and diesel has crossed Rs 90 in lots of elements of the nation,” the IYC launch stated.
Petrol worth on Friday crossed the Rs 90-per-litre mark within the nationwide capital, and that of diesel reached Rs 80.60 after charges had been elevated for the 11th consecutive day in a row. Petrol worth has already surged previous the Rs 100-mark in some locations in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, which levy the very best VAT on the gas.
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