The party will stage Dharna-Demonstration at various places along with the people everyday from 28th May to 31st May in entire Delhi to protest against unprecedented increase in the price of petrol and scarcity of power and water. The party will also call for Delhi Bandh in response to the call for Bharat Bandh by the BJP on 31st May. The party wants that every family should participate in this bandh of the BJP and tell the undemocratic and anti people Congress Government that they are not going to tolerate atrocities any more. On the 28th May, the BJP workers shall stage Dharna-Demonstration at 25 places. These include Rohini, Janakpuri, Narela, Peeragarhi, Najafgarh, Palam, Okhla, Wazirabad, Id-gah, Chandgiram Akhada, Ashok Vihar, Subhash Nagar, Karol Bagh, R.K. Puram, Mayur Vihar, Shahdara, Dilshad Garden etc.
Shri Gupta told that the common man has been worst affected by the hike in the price of petrol in Delhi. Adding insult to injury, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is saying that petrol will be made cheaper by exemption in VAT during budget session. If she is worried about the people then she should have abolished 20 percent VAT on petrol on the 23rd May itself. If VAT is abolished then petrol will become cheaper by 14 rupees in Delhi and may be sold at Rs. 60 per liter. Chief Minister who always misleads the people on every issue is again misleading the people on the issue of petrol.
The oil companies have increased the price of petrol by Rs. 7.54 in the name of loss to them. The reality is that the oil companies are earning profit even before the increase in prices. In the year 2011, the companies have shown profit in their annual statements of accounts. They had also given advertisements in the newspaper showing profit in their Balance Sheet. Indian Oil earned profit of Rs. 7, 445 crores, H.P. earned profit of Rs. 1539 crores and BPCL Rs. 1547 crores in the 2011.
At present there is continuous fall in the prices of petrol in the International market. Due to wrong policies of the Government the value of rupee has decreased in comparison with the Dollar. On this excuse the Government has acted in the interest of Indian and foreign companies and the Corporates with this unprecedented hike. Government is not concerned about the interest of common man. Government wants to hand over the Oil companies to the private sector and it is proceeding in that direction. The foreign oil companies are pressurizing the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister to open India for them and the Government controlled Oil companies should be completely freed from the control of Government.