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Congress holds half-day bandh in Madhya Pradesh against fuel price rise

The Congress in Madhya Pradesh is observing a half-day statewide 'bandh' on Saturday to protest against the rising petrol and diesel prices.

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The in is observing a half-day statewide 'bandh' on Saturday to protest against the rising and diesel prices.

Former chief minister Kamal Nath appealed to the people of the state to cooperate and make the shutdown a success.

"Today will observe bandh till 2 pm. People are in distress due to skyrocketing prices of diesel and The government is busy collecting revenue and it is least bothered about giving relief to the public," Kamal Nath said.

Former chief minister Kamal Nath appealed to the people of the state to participate in the bandh. Nath, in his statement, alleged that the government, instead of offering support to the common man in times of the Covid-19 pandemic, was putting more financial burden on them by increasing the prices of and diesel.

He urged the people of the state to make Congress' half-day bandh a success and wake up the Government.

"I appeal to the people to join in the bandh in an attempt to wake up the government," he said.

Kamal Nath on Thursday has said that fuel prices have increased for the ninth straight day and in Annuppur's Kotma the petrol prices have crossed Rs 100.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Sat, February 20 2021. 11:28 IST
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