Hubballi: Based on a clarion call given by Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) President D. K. Shivakumar the Congress party workers staged a protest condemning the hike in the fuel price in the city.
The Congress party launched ‘100 not out ‘ a five-day campaign condemning steep hike in fuel prices and in the state petrol price crossed Rs 100 per litre mark.
The Congress party workers and leaders led by Hubballi-Dharwad (East) MLA Prasad Abbayya staged a unique protest in front of a petrol bunk near Bankapur Chowk in the city.
MLA Abbayya rode a bullock-cart that pulled a motorbike using a rope. Former minister AM Hindasgeri was the bike rider. The demonstration drew the attention of the onlookers as it was depicting the present situation of a common men who were finding it difficult to refuel their bikes as the petrol price crossed Rs 100 per litre mark in many cities and towns in the state.
Speaking to media persons, MLA Abbayya said that Modi came to power promising ‘Acche Din’, but the people are witnessing ‘Bure Din,’ the same BJP people used to stage a protest against the UPA government, despite the best efforts of then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh the prices of the fuel were under better control, then the crude oil price was very high compare to these days, he said.
“The people are suffering for voting Modi government. They expected good days but they are have been suffering because of their wrong policies, maladministration of this government. They are cursing the Modi day and night as he made their lives no less than hell and they are waiting for their chance to teach a lesson to him.” said the Congress MLA.
CITY DISTRICT UNIT STAGES PROTEST
Congress City District Unit staged a protest under the leadership of Altaf Halwoor, he criticised the government for hiking fuel prices continuously.
Shakir Sanadi, a Congress leader, told hubliexpress.com that the Modi government has no ear, no eyes. The deaf and dumb government not listening to the crying of the people and not able to see the suffering of the poor and middle class. ” The time has come and the people have decided to teach a lesson to them,” he said.
Congress leaders Rajat Ullagaddimath, Rajshekhar Mensinkai, Mahendra Singhi, Sadanand Danganavar, Altaf Kittur and others were present.