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BJD protests fuel price hike in Odisha

IANS  |  Bhubaneswar 

The ruling (BJD) on Saturday staged demonstrations at various petrol pumps across Odisha protesting against the hike in prices of petrol and diesel.

Hundreds of activists of Biju Yuva (BYJD) and Biju Chhatra (BCJD), the youth and student wings of the ruling party, staged a peaceful demonstration at various petrol pumps.

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

"The BYJD and have been staging protests against the 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

Reacting to the protest, state wing of said the should press for inclusion of the under the ambit of Goods and Services Tax (GST).

"While the central government slashed tax on the fuel, the did not do so for the benefit of the public and it is protesting against the fuel price hike.

"It should request the GST council to include the under GST ambit," said

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First Published: Sat, April 07 2018. 14:34 IST
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