JK News Today
Jammu, February 26:
The activists of Shiv Sena Bal Thackeray, Jammu protest against the skyhigh prises of Petrol, Diesel and LPG.Angry Shiv Sanik’s also set their two-wheeler on fire and
Shouting slogans against union government for sky rocketing fuel prices, appealed to bring petroleum products under GST. The Shiv Sena workers led by their President UT. J&K , Manish Sahni today gathered at party office and staged a protest demanding addition of petroleum products under GST regime.
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 liter 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
He added that people are facing hardship but the BJP-led government is busy in election campaigns. He threatens to intensify agitation if the problems of people will not be solved at the earliest.
Other who were present in the protest are President wing 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, Manish Kumar Pradhan Vijaypur, Praveen Kumar Pradhan Arani, Rakesh Handa Secretary, Youth Jammu, Rakesh Chaudhary, Shubhav Kumar, Pankaj Sharma, Surendra Sharma, Tarsem Foji, Meena Kumari, Sudesh Kumari, Parsano Devi, Preity Devi, Ashok Kumar, Dimple, Rajat Lahoria and many leaders and activists were present