The BSP supremo said prices of petrol and diesel in some states have almost reached Rs 100, and there is anger among the people.
Congress plans to keep up the protests over the weekend, with Shivakumar heading to Chitradurga and Tiptur.
Congress leaders and party workers on Friday held symbolic protests at petrol pumps in several parts of the city, demanding a complete rollback of fuel price hike.
Leaders and workers of the Gujarat Congress staged demonstrations in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Rajkot, Bharuch, Palanpur and Vadodara.
On Thursday, TPCC president N Uttam Kumar Reddy called upon the party’s rank and file to participate in protests, demanding immediate reduction of oil prices.
Diesel price stood at Rs 86.22 per litre in Delhi while in Mumbai it is is Rs 93.58 per litre.
The hike - tenth this month - pushed petrol and diesel prices to an all-time high across the country.
With regard to gross refining magind, the outlook is modest as capacity addition is expected to exceed to refined products demand growth.
Bommai, also the state’s representative in the GST Council, said the issue of including fuel or liquor under GST was not brought to the GST Council or proposed to the states so far.
The activitsts led by IYC president Srinivas staged a protest at the organisation’s headquarters over the hike in prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas.
States like Maharashtra should reduce taxes on fuel to give relief to people, says Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan
The Union Finance Minister has already clearly stated why the Centre was not reducing taxes on fuel, he added.
Fada said that fuel consumption which has almost recovered from the lows of the pandemic is once again witnessing headwinds due to historic price hikes.
He cited a news report claiming that petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan stated that in the last 7 years, LPG rates have doubled and tax collection on petrol and diesel has risen by 459 per cent.
Earlier today, both Houses of Parliament were adjourned till 2 pm on Tuesday following continued ruckus by the Opposition over the rise of fuel prices.
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