Friday, 16 September 2011
Within 15 months the price of petrol hiked by Rs. 22 per litre
BJP stages strong dharna-demonstration at Jantar Mantar against the hike of petrol prices.
Under the leadership of BJP Delhi Pradesh President Shri Vijender Gupta, a big dharna-demonstration was organised at Jantar Mantar to protest against unprecedented increase of Rs. 3.14 per litre in the price of petrol by despotic Congress Government during the time when the people are suffering due to back breaking price spiral. Thousands of women, farmers, people from SC category and Poorvanchal besides national and State level leaders participated in this programme. The demonstrators were expressing their anger by raising thunderous slogans like 'Sarkar Ke Logo Hosh Main Aao - Mehgai Par Rok Lagao', 'Congress Sarkar Nikammi Hai - Yeh Sarkar Badalni Hai' etc.
Addressing the dharna-demonstration Shri Vijender Gupta told that during the last 15 months, the Government has hike the price of petrol by Rs. 22 per litre. During the last some days this anti people Government has hiked the price of petrol by Rs. 8/- per litre. Last year the Reserve Bank increased the interest rates 12 times in the name of controlling inflation. The prices of cooking gas diesel, milk, sugar, tea, vegetables, food grains have been increased again and again. It does not seem that there is a democratic Government working in the country and Delhi. The steps being taken in the name of curbing price rise are resulting in increasing it. The plate of common man is empty. He is becoming victim of malnutrition due to lack of nutritious food. The UPA Government has badly failed on every front. This Government has no moral or democratic rights to continue in office.
Leader of the Opposition in Delhi Legislative Assembly Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra, National Secretary Arti Mehra, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Subhash Arya, Ramesh Bidhuri, Pawan Sharma, Vijay Jolly, R.P. Singh, Mohd. Imran Ismail, Dr. S.C.L. Gupta and many office bearers, Morcha Presidents addressed the people sitting on dharna. Mahila Morcha President Shikha Rai, Kisan Morcha President Raj Kumar Ballan, SC Morcha Incharge Moti Lal Sodhi and President Kishan Lal Dhilod, Poorvanchal Cell President Abhey Verma and District Presidents, Mandal Presidents, MLAs, Councillors, former and present office bearers and many senior Partymen participated in the programme today.
Prof. Vijay Kumar Malhotra told that the Central and Delhi Governments have become arbitrary. There is possibility that the Government may hike the price of cooking gas again. This Government is not interested in curbing price spiral and working in the interest of commonman. This is a corrupt and exploiter Government from which we should get rid of as soon as possible. National Secretary Arti Mehra told that price spiral is so much uncontrolled that every one is badly suffering. The budget of every house has been disturbed. The commonman is feeling difficulty in paying the fees of children and purchasing essential medicines for his health. All the efforts of Government to curb price spiral has proved to be ineffective. This Government is inefficient and needs to be replaced.
It may be mentioned that in November, 2010 the price of petrol was 52.91 per litre which was increased to Rs. 58.37 per litre on 16th January, 2011. The price was again hiked on 1st July, 2011 and it went up to Rs. 63.70 per litre. With effect from 15th September the price of petrol in Delhi was increased Rs. 66.84 per litre. This hike will affect the life of commonman, who are already suffering and now it will become more difficult.