LDF's 'Wheel Jam Strike'on Jan 14

Published: 25th December 2015 02:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th December 2015 02:59 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The LDF will hold a 'Wheel jam strike' across the state on January 14 against the Centre for not lowering the price of petroleum products even though the crude oil price in the market has come down.

As part of the strike, vehicles will not ply on the roads from 3 pm to 3.30 pm, LDF convener Vaikom Viswan has said.

In 2010, when the crude oil price was $85 per barrel, the price of diesel and petrol was ` 37.75 and `55.87 per litre respectively.

The price per barrel has come down to $35, but the price of diesel and petrol is `46.99 and `59.98 respectively. In Kerala, the prices are `50.59 and `64.74 per litre for diesel and petrol respectively, he said. 

He also alleged that the petrol pricers had been increased seven times after the BJP came to power.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp