BJP protests hike in petrol prices

Police used water canons to disperse a group of BJP protesters when they tried to break barricades to march towards Parliament to protest the hike in petrol prices.

Updated: Jan 18, 2011, 13:34 PM IST

New Delhi: Police used water canons to
disperse a group of BJP protesters when they tried to break
barricades to march towards Parliament to protest the hike in
petrol prices.

As part of the protest, some of the agitationists came
in bullock carts and cycle rickshaws to Jantar Mantar -- the
site of the demonstration.

Police used water canons when some of the protesters
tried to break the barricades.

Earlier addressing the gathering, senior BJP leader V
K Malhotra slammed the Centre for increasing the price of
petrol and accused it of being "insensitive" towards the
plight of the common man.

PTI