Friday, May 25, 2012
Rally in Balangir against petrol price hike held FRIDAY, 25 MAY 2012 23:30 PNS | BALANGIR
Bhubaneswar Rally in Balangir against petrol price hike held
FRIDAY, 25 MAY 2012 23:30
PNS | BALANGIR
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by its district vice-president Bhavani Hota staged a dharna before the Collector’s office here.
Among others, Kailash Mohanty, Harekrushna Sarangi, Damayanti Bag, Gopa Mahananda and Ashok Rath addressed the rally. Dubbing the price hike anti-people, speakers opined that the common man would be worst hit and demanded its rollback.
“The common man would be worst hit by this hike in the price of petrol. The BJD demands rollback of the hiked price of petrol,” said vice-president Hota, speaking to this correspondent.
The BJD activists also burnt the effigies of the Prime Minister and the UPA chairperson at the dharna site.
Coming in a rally, the BJP activists led by its district unit president Prabhas Panigrahi also burnt the effigies of Sonia and Singh.
“The price hike will affect the common man most. We demand the rollback of the hike. Let the State Government also lower the VAT and Entry tax so that people could get petrol at cheaper cost,” said Panigrahi. He appealed people to support Bharat bandh call given by Opposition parties on May 31.
Earlier on Thursday, BJD youths activists led by Abhimanyu Sahu organised a protest meeting in Titilagarh and submitted a memorandum to the district administration demanding rollback of the hiked price of petrol.