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Bihar: Congress holds massive protest march against petrol diesel price hike

Patna, Jun 29 (UNI) Protesting against the hike in petrol and diesel prices, Bihar Pradesh Congress Committee (BPCC) today joined nationwide protest march convened by the Congress and took out bullock cart, tonga and cycle march in the state capital.
Shouting anti government slogans the aggressive workers took out the march under the leadership of BPCC president Madan Mohan Jha.
Riding bicycles, bullock carts and tonga the Congress leaders including BPCC former State president Anil Sharma, Kokab Qadri, former youth president of NSUI Lalan Kumar and others joined the rally which crossed through the busy main roads in the state capital.
Addressing the party workers on this occasion, Mr Jha dubbed the central government as deaf and dumb and said that the Congress through this ralley was trying to draw the attention of the government towards the situation which according to him was alarming.
He said it is for the first time after independence that the price of diesel increased more than petrol which would directly affect the farmers.
Taking potshot at Bihar Government Mr Jha said it was unfortunate the state government was not slashing the VAT on Petrol diesel.
Mr Lalan Kumar said that people were in trouble due to the soaring prices and the government was actually doing a justice to the common people of the country.
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