Up to date: June 29, 2020 2:07:58 pm
Members of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) on Monday rode a bullock cart to protest in opposition to the hike in diesel and petrol costs within the nation.
IYC president Srinivas BV, together with just a few others, rode the bullock cart from the outfit’s headquarters at Raisina Street to Shastri Bhawan, the place police stopped them.
Some protesters marched alongside the bullock cart, elevating slogans in opposition to the gas worth hike. “When the Congress-led UPA was in energy, reduction was given to individuals despite the fact that worldwide crude oil costs had been hovering whereas the Modi authorities has been elevating petrol and diesel costs, inflicting issues to the individuals already dealing with hardships because of the pandemic,” Srinivas mentioned.
Diesel worth on Monday scaled a brand new excessive after costs had been hiked for the 22nd time in simply over three weeks, taking the cumulative enhance to Rs 11.14 per litre.
Petrol worth was elevated by 5 paise per litre and diesel 13 paise a litre throughout the nation, in line with a worth notification of state oil advertising and marketing corporations.
In Delhi, a litre of petrol now comes for Rs 80.43 per litre as in comparison with Rs 80.38 earlier. Diesel charges have been elevated to Rs 80.53 per litre from Rs Rs 80.40.
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