In a scathing assault towards the BJP authorities for the steep rise in costs of gas, cooking oil and pulses, the Madhya Pradesh Congress on Friday staged protests and attacked high saffron get together leaders for not talking on the problems regardless of protesting towards the identical concern in the course of the value hike in UPA rule.
Senior Congress chief Digvijaya Singh throughout protests at a petroleum pump in New Market, questioned the whereabouts of “cycle borne” Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and union minister Smriti Irani and “Dhongi Baba” who used to look when gas costs have been hiked in UPA authorities.
“At any time when gas costs have been revised in UPA, Shivraj used to experience a bicycle and leaders like Rajnath Singh, Smriti Irani and ‘Dhongi Baba’ hit the roads, the place are they now,” requested Singh whereas staging protest at Nanke petrol pump in Bhopal.
Highlighting the extreme taxation on gas, the Rajya Sabha MP known as the Modi authorities a “authorities of excessive inflation.” He demanded that excise obligation levied on gas of Rs 34 per litre needs to be withdrawn to Rs 9 a litre as earlier.
Identified that gas costs are hovering within the nation regardless of a decline in crude oil costs, he accused the BJP authorities of utilizing the cash to construct “lavish forts.”
“In a single 12 months, the federal government will earn Rs 2.70 lakh crore from gas. They are going to make investments the quantity to construct lavish forts,” he stated.
Occasion wing leaders, together with Youth Congress and Mahila Congress, additionally protested towards the gas rike hike and held demonstrations in Bhopal and different areas.
Occasion staff, sporting black bands, additionally protested at petrol pumps in Indore. “Other than gas costs, costs of edible oil, foodgrain have gone up significantly as the general public wrestle to outlive in the course of the pandemic,” MLA Sanjay Shukla stated.
“Public has seen all of it and can supply a becoming reply in 2023 meeting polls and 2024 Lok Sabha polls,” he added.
Nevertheless social distancing norms went for a toss in the course of the protests.
Congressmen have been arrested by police in numerous districts in the course of the protest. In Gwalior, Mahila Congress members sang Manhgayi Dayan tune on the beats of dholak within the protest.
Youth Congress staff led by state head Vikrant Bhuria took half within the protests and was later arrested for violating the Covid-19 protocol in Bhopal. “I’ll name it theft not inflation as there is no such thing as a single product which is in brief provide and Centre helps profiteers,” stated Bhuria.