The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) decided to organise a State-wide agitation against the rising prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas in a meeting on Monday in presence of JPCC Chief and the State Finance Minister, Dr Rameshwar Oraon and Congress Legislature Party (CLP) Leader cum Rural Development Minister, Alamgir Alam.
JPCC Spokesperson, Rakesh Sinha informed that the State-wide agitation was discussed in the meeting and it was decided that a press conference in all districts and the party state headquarters on February 25 will be held against the anti-people policies of the Central Government. A torch procession will be held on February 26 in all the District Headquarters across the State.
Addressing the gathering of the party office bearers Oraon said that the Congress is agitating from the road to the House against the continuous increase in the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas. He said that the Modi Government sitting at the Center has also found an opportunity in a disaster like Corona to exploit the poor and unemployed people. While the prices of crude oil have fallen drastically in the international market, there has been a tremendous jump in its prices in India. The Modi Government sitting at the Center is engaged in earning by increasing the prices, Oraon said.
"The Country's economy is going through adverse circumstances due to the wrong policy of the Central Government and the people are facing a very difficult situation," said Oraon.
Alam said that the Central Government is completely insensitive for the people of the Country. "The people of the Country are being looted with both hands. On one hand, there is a spurt in inflation, while on the other hand, the huge increase in the prices of petrol, diesel and gas is showing the failures of the Modi Government," he added.
The Minister further said that since 2014, the Government is continuously working to increase the excise duty in petrol and diesel prices.