Jaipur: NDA allies would hold a massive
"Bharat Bandh" in the first week of July in protest against
fuel price hike.
"Besides all NDA partners, SP, PMK, JD(S), INLD, TDP and
Left parties have also agreed to support the nationwide
shutdown in the first week of July," JD(U) president and
convenor of NDA partners Sharad Yadav told a press conference
here, adding that the date would be announced later this week.
"The UPA government`s routine hike of petroleum products
is giving hard time to common man to survive in price war of
essential commodities and fuel," Yadav said.
"Just to increase GDP, the UPA government boosted
automobile industry that led to hike of petrol, diesel and
kerosene prices," he said.
In a politically sensitive move, the government on June
25 hiked prices of petrol by Rs 3.50 a litre and diesel by Rs
2 a litre, raised LPG by Rs 35 a cylinder and the poor man`s
cooking fuel kerosene by Rs 3 a litre.