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While addressing the gathering during the protest of Bharat Bandh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence over fuel price hike.
The BJP leader said, personally I believe that things like fuel price hike, farmers MSP issue should be seen at a large scale as it will affect transportation system in the country.
The protest has been called by Congress and Left parties against the spiralling petrol and diesel prices which have reached record levels.
In New Delhi, petrol is being sold 48 paise higher at Rs 79.99 per litre, while the price of diesel has been increased by 52 paise to Rs.72.07 per litre.
Transport unions’ strike led by All-India Motor Transport Congress continued for the third day. The strike is over several demands including cut in diesel prices and highway tolls.
Protestors raised slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The daily commuters are not happy with the price hike decision by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation whereas some are also supporting minor hike for the development.
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