Congress-led Bharat bandh fuels Opposition fire against Centre

Petrol and diesel prices eye century household budgets clean bowled

Petrol and diesel prices eye century household budgets clean bowled

Kerala also has the ninth highest sales tax and other state levies on diesel, at 23.81 per cent; Andhra Pradesh imposes the highest at 28.08 percent (it had recently reduced it from 30.82 percent). The government, he said, anticipates that worldwide oil prices, which together with a drop in the value of rupee has been fuelling the fuel price rise to record levels, will moderate in coming days to take pressure off. Bharat Bandh evokes mixed response in Punjab, Haryana The nationwide call of Opposition-sponsored "Bharat Bandh" against rising fuel prices evoked a mixed response in Punjab, Haryana and Union Territory Chandigarh.

Scores of congress activists were taken into police custody in several states for forcibly trying to enforce the bandh, according to reports from state capitals.

However, many feel that by attributing the price hike only on global factors must be taken with a pinch of salt, the BJP government is trying to shrug away its own responsibility of bringing fuel prices under the ambit of the Goods and the Services Tax (GST). The nationwide bandh affected the bus and train services.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who shared the dais with other Opposition leaders, said it is necessary to make the government understand that they have completely failed to serve the nation. Vegetable vendors sits idea as there are no customers due to Bharat band. "We stand with the people on this issue but the solution to the increase in petrol and diesel prices is not in our hands", Prasad said.

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Targeting the PM for a record high in fuel prices and fall in rupee, Mr. Gandhi said: "The value of the rupee has never been so weak in the last 70 years; petrol prices have crossed a little over Rs. 80 a litre and diesel a little below Rs. 80. This reflects the government's audacity and arrogance and insensitivity towards the common man".

The prices being revised on a daily basis are wreaking havoc on the economy, causing the maximum damage to the already weakened sections- farmers, small contractors, truckers and ordinary people, and spurring a call for Bharat Bandh on September 10 by the Left parties, joined in by other opposition parties, including the Congress. The BJP dubbed the protest a failure.

The rally drew leaders of the Janata Dal-Secular, Trinamool Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Nationalist Congress Party, Loktantrik Janata Dal, Rashtriya Lok Dal, All India United Democratic Front, Revolutionary Socialist Party and Aam Aadmi Party. While the dharna was on, Karnataka CM H.D. Kumaraswamy met the Prime Minister seeking a relief of Rs. 1,199 crore for flood-hit districts of the State.

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