|Shiv Sena protests against price-hike of fuel, LPG|
|ET PLUS REPORT|
JAMMU, Feb 26: The activists of Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray, Jammu today protested against skyhigh prices of petrol, diesel and LPG. Angry Shiv Sainiks also set two-wheeler on fire and shouted slogans against union government for sky rocketing fuel prices, warning to bring petroleum products under GST.
The Shiv Sena workers were led by their president UT J&K , Manish Sahni
Addressing the protesters, Sahni said that due to the huge increase in the prices of petrol and diesel, inflation has started touching the sky.
"With the hike in the prices of petroleum products, the prices of daily essentials have also been increased and causing problems to the poor people," he added. People are still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic but the hike in petroleum products increased their problems of people, he said.
He informed that the excise duty on a litre of petrol is at Rs 32.98 while on diesel at Rs 31.83 per liter which is more than the base fuel price.
"At the same time, the tax being charged by the state government, the public is being charged about 200 percent tax on petrol and diesel," he added. Apart from fuel prices, he said the government has increased prices of LPG three times a month as people are facing hardship but the BJP-led government is busy in election campaigns. He threatened to intensify agitation if the problems of people will not be solved at the earliest.
Others who were present in the protest include president Mahila wing Meenakshi Chhibber, chairman Rakesh Gupta, General Secretary Vikas Bakshi and GI Singh, vice president Sanjeev Kohli, Vikas Dewan, Secretary Balwant Singh, Praveen Gupta, Bodhraj, Women Secretary Geeta Lakhotra, Binny Mahajan President Youth Jammu, Bhuri Singh Pradhan Reasi, Balveer Singh Pradhan RS Pura and others.