- Fuel prices were revised for the very first time on March 22 after a gap of more than four months
- Soon after, the govt also hiked the prices of LPG and PNG
- Congress has asked its workers and leaders to post all pictures of protest on their social media
Planning a three-phased agitation against the Centre over the hike in prices of LPG, petrol and diesel, the Congress party has made it mandatory for its leaders and workers to post the protests on social media. According to the details, Congress General Secretary Organisation KC Venugopal issued an internal circular to all the state units on Saturday.
"On 31st March 2022 at 11 a.m., Congress leaders and workers, along with people will protest outside their homes and public places by garlanding gas cylinders, scooters/bikes, empty petrol/diesel cans, etc., and also post these activities on various social media platforms, to draw the attention of the deaf BJP government against the insurmountable increase in prices of gas-petrol-diesel," the circular said.
The circular further said, "People of India have been betrayed, duped and deceived by Modi Government. After keeping the prices of petrol, diesel, gas cylinder, piped natural gas (PNG) & CNG unchanged for 137 days to secure the votes of people, last one week has been a nightmare for the budget of every household."
"Between 2nd to 4th April 2022 at 11 a.m. there will be 'Mehngai Mukt Bharat Dharna & March' with the participation of people at the district headquarters, organised by the DCCs."
"On 7th April 2022 at 11 a.m. Congress workers, frontal organisations, departments and cells, along with labour associations, unions and civil society groups will hold a similar 'Mehngai Mukt Bharat Dharna & March' at the state headquarters, organised by the PCCs."
The state-owned oil marketing companies (OMC) hiked the fuel prices again on Sunday for the fifth time in the last six days.
These prices were revised for the very first time on Tuesday (March 22) after a gap of more than four months.
Accordingly, the increase in selling price which includes state levies, central excise and cess amongst others, came days after crude oil prices saw an astronomical rise due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war.
(With inputs from IANS)