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BJP NE units protest fuel price hike

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, June 26 � As part of its nationwide campaign, BJP units in North East protested against the hike in fuel price, slamming the UPA for having a �nexus with business houses�, reports PTI.

�Already the prices of the essential commodities are very high in North East, partly because of the transportation bottlenecks and inefficiency of the government in utilising the subsidies meant for the people of the region,� BJP�s North East-in-charge P Chandrasekhar said here after participating in a protest programme.

Alleging that the effect of the price rise will be 400 times in NE, he said, �poor people now cannot take essential commodities to their houses�.

The situation has become more alarming because of the corruption and inefficiency of the Congress party, he said.

�BJP demands roll-back of the fuel prices. If the government failed, we would launch a big movement which will force Congress to leave power,� Chandrashekhar said.

A massive rally was held in Itanagar, while in Guwahati the protests were led by BJP MP Bijoya Chakraborty, he said.

IANS adds from Tripura: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led ruling Left Front in Tripura today called for a 12-hour shutdown in the State on Monday to protest against the hike in fuel prices.

Left Front spokesperson Gautam Das told reporters here that by increasing prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and cooking gas, the Central Government �has made the greatest assault on the people�.

�The dawn-to-dusk strike would be observed on Monday to condemn the hike in prices of fuel and to demand withdrawal of the decision�, he said.

Das said �At a time when people are burdened with increasing price of all essential commodities and inflation has remained unrestrained, the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) Government has increased the fuel price.�

The Central Government has increased the price of petrol by Rs 3.50 per litre, diesel by Rs2 a litre, kerosene by Rs 3 a litre and cooking gas by Rs 35 per cylinder.

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BJP NE units protest fuel price hike

SHILLONG, June 26 � As part of its nationwide campaign, BJP units in North East protested against the hike in fuel price, slamming the UPA for having a �nexus with business houses�, reports PTI.

�Already the prices of the essential commodities are very high in North East, partly because of the transportation bottlenecks and inefficiency of the government in utilising the subsidies meant for the people of the region,� BJP�s North East-in-charge P Chandrasekhar said here after participating in a protest programme.

Alleging that the effect of the price rise will be 400 times in NE, he said, �poor people now cannot take essential commodities to their houses�.

The situation has become more alarming because of the corruption and inefficiency of the Congress party, he said.

�BJP demands roll-back of the fuel prices. If the government failed, we would launch a big movement which will force Congress to leave power,� Chandrashekhar said.

A massive rally was held in Itanagar, while in Guwahati the protests were led by BJP MP Bijoya Chakraborty, he said.

IANS adds from Tripura: The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)-led ruling Left Front in Tripura today called for a 12-hour shutdown in the State on Monday to protest against the hike in fuel prices.

Left Front spokesperson Gautam Das told reporters here that by increasing prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and cooking gas, the Central Government �has made the greatest assault on the people�.

�The dawn-to-dusk strike would be observed on Monday to condemn the hike in prices of fuel and to demand withdrawal of the decision�, he said.

Das said �At a time when people are burdened with increasing price of all essential commodities and inflation has remained unrestrained, the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) Government has increased the fuel price.�

The Central Government has increased the price of petrol by Rs 3.50 per litre, diesel by Rs2 a litre, kerosene by Rs 3 a litre and cooking gas by Rs 35 per cylinder.