In a bid to create awareness among the people on the frequent hike in the price of petroleum products, the party activists distributed leaflets to the public.
They alleged that the central government has failed to take steps to reduce the price of the petroleum products.
"The BYJD and BCJD have been staging protests against the oil price hike since long. But as they fail to have any impact on the people, we have decided now to make the people aware of all the hidden agenda of the Union government," said BCJD president Rana Pratap Patra.
Reacting to the protest, state wing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said the naveen Patnaik government should press for inclusion of the petroleum products under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST).
"While the central government slashed tax on the fuel, the state government did not do so for the benefit of the public and it is protesting against the fuel price hike.
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