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Congress holds protest against rising prices on Petroleum/Gas products

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Srinagar September 10: A protest demonstration was held at Srinagar today by the Congress Party over unabated rising prices on petroleum / gas products in the Country.

Led by J&K Pradesh Congress Committee President G.A. Mir, senior congress leaders and workers held a protest demonstration at Party Office M.A. Road and marched towards the TRC (Srinagar) raising slogans against Fuel Loot by Modi Govt carrying banners and play cards.

Accusing the Modi government of keeping the country in dark over unabated rise on petroleum/gas products President JKPCC G.A. Mir, said, “This protest was an expression of complete failure of the government on the pressing issues containing the price rise o/gas products.”

G.A.Mir said the price of crude oil was $107.09/barrel on May 16.2014 while the present price of international crude is $73/barrel, nearly 40% the price during Congress UPA. Still, the petrol /diesel price continue to skyrocket at higher level during Modi Govt. Instead of reducing the excise and taxes on petroleum products, Modi Govt has preferred not to touch the taxes imposed to reduce the petroleum prices.

Similarly, demonstrations were held in Qazigund, which was led by MLA Devsar Mohd Amin Bhat, senior leader of the Kulgam District participated in the protest, said a statement issued here.

The statement further said that in Anantng the protest demonstration were led by General Secretary JKPCC Hilal Ahmad Shah and District President Gh. Mohi u din Bhat. MLA Shangus Gulzar Ahmad Wani also participated, the protest demonstration were held in Kupwara which was led by District Haji Farooq Mir.

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