Bhubaneswar: Odisha’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Friday launched state-wide protest against the BJP-led government at Centre for sky-rocketing fuel prices in last few weeks.
BJD activists were seen holding BJD flags and banners, shouting slogans against Modi government and distributing leaflets to fuel consumers at various petrol pumps in the state from 10 AM today.
In Bhubaneswar, Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena, several BJD Legislators including Brahmagiri MLA Sanjay Dasburma and Nayagarh MLA Arun Sahu joined the protest today.
The two-hour long protest in a day will continue till September 9.
There has been a surge in fuel prices since last two weeks; petrol price reached Rs 81 per litre in backward districts like Nabarangpur and Koraput in Odisha.