A group of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) activists held a protest against rising prices of petrol, diesel and LPG at Connaught Place on Wednesday, and demanded the government to withdraw the hike.
The protesters gathered at the Outer Circle in Connaught Place, rode bicycles and wore cricket kits to highlight how petrol and diesel prices were rising and reached the mark of the century i.e. Rs 100 per liter.
The head of the Youth Congress, Srinivas Beevi, said that by increasing the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG cylinders again, the Modi government has made it clear that it was not worried about the problems of the common people.
He said, “The common people are badly affected by inflation. Despite the low crude oil prices in the international market, petrol and diesel prices are continuously increasing.”
IYC national media in-charge Rahul Rao said, “We demand that the inflated prices should be withdrawn with immediate effect and the excise duty hike should be rolled back to provide relief to the masses suffering from inflation and recession. ”
On Monday, petrol and diesel prices rose for the seventh consecutive day as international oil prices rally raised retail rates in India to a new high.
According to the price notification of state-owned fuel retailers, the price of petrol was increased by 26 paise per liter and diesel by 29 paise. Hike took the petrol price of RS 88.99 per liter in Delhi and diesel in record form. 79.35 liters.