Odisha Congress holds protest opposing hike in fuel prices

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Bhubaneswar: Expressing displeasure over the continuously rising fuel prices, the Odisha Congress initiated a state-wide demonstration from today.

Pradesh Congress Committee president Niranjan Patnaik had earlier said the protest will be staged at every block office.

Niranjan said COVID-19 the hike in fuel prices has affected the people who are already suffering due to several factors, including job loss, during pandemic.

The prices of essential commodities have also skyrocketed owing to the steep rise in fuel prices.

Expressing concern over petrol price touching Rs 100 per litre in Odisha, the Congress state unit began a protest again the steep hike in fuel rates.

Members of the opposition party`s frontal wings, including Youth Congress, Mahila Congress, Kisan Congress, and National Student Union of India (NSUI), have extended their support to the protest.

The common man continues to face the heat from rising fuel prices as oil marketing companies continue to pass on the rise in global oil rates to consumers.

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