Bhubaneswar: Protesting against the Union Government’s decision of hiking cooking gas price by Rs 11.42, the Biju Mahila Janata Dal (BMJD) on Tuesday staged demonstration in front of Raj Bhavan, Bhubaneswar.
The BJD protestors were seen cooking food on the road on small hearths to protest the Centre’s move.
Demonstrations were also staged by the BJP Mahila Morcha. The BJP protestors took out rally from the BJP party office to Ram Mandir Square in Bhubaneswar.
The protestors were seen holding empty cooking gas cylinders on their heads to demonstrate the burden that the price hike would pose. Apart from this they beat and burned the effigy of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
It is noteworthy to mention that, the Centre on Saturday announced a hike in cooking gas price by Rs. 11.42 per cylinder.
Recently the Centre had hiked price of diesel by Rs 5 and had put a cap on supply of subsidised cooking gas to 6 cylinders of 14.2-kg size per household in a year.
The Biju Yuva Janata Dal (BJYD) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) had staged similar protests on October 07, 2012 demanding the rollback of the price. They had also threatened to launch a Statewide agitation against the hike.
Source: 360 NS