Congress protests against petroleum price hike

Congress is holding a nationwide agitation against the rising prices of petrol and diesel and its MPs, MLAs and leaders will submit memorandums to President Kovind demanding a withdrawal of the hikes

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The Congress is holding a nationwide agitation on Monday against the rising prices of petrol and diesel and its MPs, MLAs and leaders will submit memorandums to President Ram Nath Kovind demanding a withdrawal of the hikes.

1.Congress takes on to agitation against rising petroleum prices

AICC General Secretary, In-charge for Organization, KC Venugopal said through the protest programmes, the party aims to underline the government's "extortionist looting" of the common man during the COVID-19 crisis.

2.The party aims to underline the government's extortionist looting of common man during Covid-19 crisis

In the following week, between June 30-July 4, the party will also conduct massive protests at the Taluk, Teshil and block levels, Mr Venugopal said.

3. The party will also conduct massive

For increasing the price of petrol and diesel, in the process putting undue extra burden on the shoulders of the common people, he said in a statement.

4.The increase in petroleum prices  is putting extra undue burden on the shoulders of common people

The central government had "amassed" huge profits on account of exorbitantly increased central excise duties on petrol and diesel, even as prices of international crude have been at a record low, the Rajya Sabha MP alleged.

5.Congress leader said, the government had amassed huge profits on account of exorbitant increase in fuel prices

Rather than passing on the benefits of the low cost of procurement to the people, the government had deliberately kept the price high by increasing the excise duty, Congress leader said.

6. Instead of passing on the benefits to the low cost of procurement to the people, government is busy making profit

The party has been holding dharnas in front of central government offices across the country following social distancing protocols, under the auspices of PCCs and DCC

7.The party has raised the issue by holding  dharnas across the country

Apart from this, party MPs, MLAs, office bearers, leaders and workers will submit memorandums to President Ram Nath Kovind seeking the withdrawal of hikes in the prices of petrol and diesel.

8.Senior leaders have demanded withdrawal of hikes

The party is also holding a social media campaign called "Speak up on Petrol and Diesel Price Hike" to highlight the plights of farmers, taxi and bus owners, transporters, Ola and Uber drivers, labourers and the common people who suffer a cascading effect of such hikes.

9.Congress is also a social media campaign agaisnt the  petroleum price hike

The government has been increasing the price of petrol and diesel continuously for over 21 days

10. Government has been increasing the price continuously

Congress president Sonia Gandhi had written a letter to the Prime Minister demanding the roll back of prices, calling the hike insensitive and unnecessary

11. Sonia Gandhi had written to Prime Minister demanding a roll back

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