BJD Holds Cycle Rally In Bhubaneswar Opposing Skyrocketing Fuel Prices
Bhubaneswar: The ruling party of Odisha, Biju Janata Dal (BJD) held a cycle rally in Bhubaneswar on Sunday opposing the skyrocketing fuel prices.
The party protested in a unique manner. All the members present in the rally rode cycles, walked on foot and rode a horse cart.
The party has planned to marched on to the governor house and submit a charter of demands. They will also hold a mass protest infront of Raj Bhawan.
BJD wants the Center to put a brake on the rising prices of petrol, diesel, vegetable and essential commodities.
It is noteworthy, that the fuel prices have risen by almost 30 percent in the past 2 years. The price of LPG cylinder has reached almost Rs.1000, becoming prohibitive for middle-class families.
BJD added that the Central government has been absolutely incapable of keeping the prices of petrol, diesel, vegetable and essential commodities in control.
The Women’s Wing of BJD also plan to stage a protest tomorrow relating to the uncontrolled rise in prices of essential commodities.
It is noteworthy that, petrol and diesel prices have continued to hike for the last few days in Odisha’s capital city, Bhubaneswar.
The petrol price in Bhubaneswar has crossed the Rs 110 mark today. The cost of petrol has been recorded at Rs 110.67 per litre while the diesel price has been recorded at Rs 107.32 per litre on Sunday.
The cost of petrol and the diesel has increased by 71 paisa and 72 paisa respectively in the last 24 hours. Yesterday, the petrol and diesel costs were recorded at Rs 109.96 per litre and Rs 106.60 per litre respectively.
The fuel prices are increasing at an alarming rate which has caused an unbalance in consumers’ daily budget. The middle class families are mainly affected by the constant hike in petrol and diesel price.
On the other hand, some major cities in Odisha has registered petrol price above 110 and the rate of petrol in Malkangiri district has been recorded to be the highest in the state at Rs 115.90 per litre. The other major cities of India have also recorded the petrol price above Rs 100 including Rs 104.04 in Chennai, Rs 109.79 in Kolkata and Rs 115.15 in Mumbai. The diesel price in various cities are recorded at Rs 102.25 in Chennai, Rs 101.19 in Kolkata and in Mumbai the rates are at Rs 106.23.
Meanwhile, the price of petrol in the national capital is recorded at Rs 109.34 per litre (up by 35 Paisa) while the price of diesel is at Rs 98.07 per litre.