Bhubaneswar, May 14: Congress will launch statewide demonstration at every block office in Odisha from July 7 to July 17 protesting rising fuel prices, informed Pradesh Congress Committee Chief Niranjan Patnaik.
Niranjan said that the Covid-19 pandemic has broken the backbone of people. “During this pandemic, oil prices have increased 29 times which has further affected people. Oil prices have also crossed Rs 100 mark in more than 150 cities of the country,” said Patnaik.
He further said that the prices of essential commodities have skyrocketed owing to the steep rise in fuel prices. “People are suffering for the hike of fuel price. The Centre must slash the oil price to help people fight the pandemic. We also urge the common people to join us in the protest,” said Patnaik.