Nationwide Protest Against High Fuel Prices By AAP:- A nationwide protest has been launched against high petrol and diesel prices by the AAP on Friday.
Senior party leader Gopal Rai and volunteers took out a march in Delhi and burned an effigy at ITO junction, and party leaders hit the streets against the high prices in other parts of the national capital. Moreover, they raised slogans against the central government.
Rai said that in the last three years, the international price of crude oil has more than halved, but the petrol price has increased. The Central government, since it came to power in 2014, had increased the excise tax on petrol by 150 per cent.
The party volunteers assembled outside the regional office of Indian Oil in West Bengal and raised slogans. The party workers took out a march in protest of the high prices in Telangana also. In other parts of the country also, protests were taken out by party leaders.
The protests would be held across the nation from September 22 to 30 and on Tuesday, party leaders will ‘gherao’ the Union Petroleum Ministry.
The AAP volunteers will burn effigies of ‘Ravan of price rise’ in all 272 wards of Delhi, on September 30 (Dusshera).