The Indian National Congress is going on a nationwide strike on June 11. With fuel prices rising in India, the opposition party seems not very happy. The strike’s epicentre is Rajasthan, the state where fuel prices crossed the Rs. 100 mark in February 2021.
Indian National Congress to Protest Against the Rising Fuel Prices
The Indian National Congress is all set to go on strike on June 11. It is a nationwide strike with Rajasthan as its epicentre. The petrol and diesel prices in India are recklessly rising. In February 2021, it crossed the Rs. 100 mark for the first time. Besides the opposition party, the common man is also not very happy with this change. The strikes will hold a symbolic demonstration in front of petrol pumps across the country. Apart from fuel prices, the party will also protest against inflation.
Authorities Hold the Centre Responsible for the Rising Inflation
Govind Singh Dostara, the Rajasthan President for Indian National Congress expressed his concern over the issue. He blamed the Centre for the rising inflation. Dostara said that because of the Centre’s wrong politics, inflation is now uncontrollable in India. Besides fuel, many essential goods prices are increasing in India. For example- natural gas, petrol, diesel, oil, etc.
Indian National Congress Leader Contrasts the Fuel Prices at National and International Level
Congress leaders are very disappointed in the situation and are demanding proper management. Dostana mentioned that when crude oil was USD 108 per barrel in the International market, petrol was Rs. 71 per litre and diesel was Rs. 57 per litre in India. And now when crude oil is USD 61 per barrel, then petrol is Rs. 102.82 per litre and diesel Rs. 95.96 per litre in the country. This is the prominent reason why the Indian National Congress is going on strike.
Fuel Prices in India Increasing at an Alarming Rate
Undoubtedly, fuel prices in India are rapidly increasing. With a few pauses in between, the prices have risen at an alarming rate in the past few months. The fuel prices have risen three times in the last week in India. However, fuel prices differ from state to state in the country. It totally depends on local taxes such as VAT and freight charges. Rajasthan imposes the highest VAT in the entire country. Madhya Pradesh joins second in the list. The Indian Nation Congress will protest against the rising fuel prices on June 11.