Former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat on Monday rode a bullock cart right here to protest in opposition to gasoline price hike throughout the nation and carried out puja’ at a Shiva temple praying for “good sense” to daybreak upon the central authorities.
Resorting to a singular means of protest, he rode the bullock cart ready close to the Ordnance Factory gate in Raipur space alongside together with his supporters sporting masks and following social distancing norms.
Speaking from the bullock cart because it drove to the Shiva temple, Rawat mentioned at a time when crude oil costs had come down in every single place on the planet, the central authorities had elevated the costs of petrol, diesel and LPG greater than a dozen instances hitting badly the transport system, farming and the auto business.
“Skyrocketing fuel prices have caused a rise in the prices of essential commodities too which has come as a double blow for the economy already battered by the coronavirus crisis,” he mentioned.
After arriving on the temple, the AICC basic secretary mentioned he got here to pray for “good sense” to daybreak upon the central authorities.
He mentioned he had additionally prayed for early deliverance to the folks of the state and the nation from coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Congress staff staged dharnas and protests in opposition to gasoline price hike everywhere in the state on the name of PCC president Pritam Singh, shouting slogans in opposition to the Modi authorities.
Leading a dharna on the state Congress workplace right here, Singh mentioned within the final six years (from 2014 to 2020), the Modi authorities had looted Rs 80 lakh crore of individuals’s hard-earned cash and damaged the again of frequent folks battling coronavirus.
The Congress won’t tolerate this loot anymore and launch an agitation in opposition to the price rise, he mentioned.