By, Dikhya Mohanty
For a consecutive 21 days, the fuel prices have been escalating which has created an outcry among the consumers. Though on Sunday there was a pause on price hikes from oil marketing companies. But Monday seems to be again a troublesome affair as the prices of petrol and diesel rose again, petrol price reached Rs 80.49.
In an attempt to sensitize the veracity of woes of common consumers, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee staged demonstrations across the state on streets against the “unprecedented” hike in prices of petrol and diesel.
The state president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee President Niranjan Patnaik led the march forward and enquired the civilians if they are facing problems acutely or not due to this unstopping price hike of fuel in the capital city. He further stated that the central government should take immediate measures to bring down fuel prices.
The state-wide demonstration program is aimed at highlighting the dilemma and woes of the people because of the spiralling fuel prices and also to counter the BJP’s policies and programs that have fiercely affected the masses.
Even though the crude oil prices have touched a record low, still there has been a perpetual increase in the prices of petrol and diesel in the country, putting an immense burden on the common people.
The government had also inflicted higher fuel taxes to earn more revenues even while the world was facing a supply glut of crude oil.