New Delhi: The National Congress Party (NCP) on Friday called upon the public to make the Bharat Bandh scheduled for September 10 against fuel price hike, declining value of Rupee and others a grand success. The party has also released a press release.
Earlier in the day, the opposition Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) in Bihar also extended their support to the nation-wide protest. The RJD is a major ally of the Congress in Bihar.
Meanwhile, DMK President M.K. Stalin had said that his party will actively participate in the Bharat Bandh on September 10. In a statement issued, Stalin had said the central government led by the Bharatiya Janata Party was interested in increasing the excise duty on the oil whenever the crude prices went down globally.
He said the Centre was not interested in passing on the benefits of the lower crude prices to the people.
It is not doing anything to halt the rupee slide against the dollar or to control the oil prices which is marching towards Rs 100 per litre, he added.
A day earlier, the national leadership of the Congress party called for a nation-wide protest and on Friday, the state Congress President M.M. Hassan told reporters that they have decided to hold it in Kerala from dawn to dusk.
This comes after fuel prices once again witnessed a hike on Thursday, with petrol being sold at Rs.79.51 per litre and diesel at Rs.71.55 per litre here in the national capital.
The price of petrol has been increased by 20 paise per litre, while diesel saw a hike of 21 paise per litre, as compared to Tuesday’s prices in New Delhi.
Meanwhile, the left parties have also called for a protest on September 10 on the hike in fuel prices, the problem of farmers and unemployment issue.