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Congress stages countrywide protests, demands withdrawal of hike in fuel prices


The Congress is holding protests in front of petrol pumps across the country against the rising prices of fuel and cooking gas on Friday. The party is demanding the withdrawal of the price increases.

Visuals showed that the party members took to the streets in various cities, including Delhi, Amritsar in Punjab and Karnataka’s Hubli to protest against the fuel prices. In the national Capital, senior party leader KC Venugopal and Delhi Congress president Anil Chaudhary also participated in the agitation.

On Wednesday, Venugopal had said in a statement that the protest will be “symbolic” and organised by local party units. He had said that the protest will be held following all Covid-19 protocols.

Congress Org Gen Secretary KC Venugopal, Delhi President Anil Chaudhary protests against the petrol-diesel price hike by Narendra Modi Govt.

Today, Congress leaders are protesting on roads across the country against rising fuel prices. #BJPLootingIndia pic.twitter.com/AFsnfDa5JT

— Sunil Bishnoi 🇮🇳 (@SM_Bishnoi) June 11, 2021

Punjab: Congress workers hold protest in Amritsar as part of party’s nationwide protest against surge in fuel prices. pic.twitter.com/UhQKtFLQKR

— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2021

Karnataka: Congress workers staged protests at different places in Hubli as part of the party’s nationwide protest against rising fuel prices pic.twitter.com/GeWn0KrbTR

— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2021

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