Udupi: BJP, CPIM Protest Against Diesel Price Hike, Cap on LPG
By Hemanath Padubidri / Silvester D'Souza
Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (VM)
Udupi, Sep 20: BJP members and supporters backed the bandh called by NDA and other opposition parties here on Thursday September 20.
The members staged a protest in front of Gandhi statue near service bus stand against the recent hike in fuel and FDI.
In a statement made by Katapady Shankar Poojary, ZP president, he said Manmohan Singh has chosen to be a puppet of Sonia Gandhi. He further added that the constant rise in prices of fuel and other essential commodities is mainly because of the UPA government and asked Manmohan Singh to resign.
He said that common people are badly affected by the rise in prices of essential commodities. He alleged that the UPA government will not sustain for long time.
K Uday Kumar Shetty, district BJP president, Suresh Nayak, APMC president, Bhaskar Shetty, vice president, Shamala Kunder, ZP members – Upendra Nayak, Geetanjali Suvarna among others were present.
Kundapur: CPIM Protests against Diesel Price Hike, Cap on LPG
Kundapur, Sep 20: CPIM protested against the diesel price hike, ceiling on subsidised LPG on Thursday September 20.
CPIM stated that the hike in the price of diesel will have a cascading inflationary impact imposing greater burdens on the already suffering people. Agricultural sector, farmers will be directly hit.
“Hiking the price of diesel and limiting the cooking gas is done with an intention of making profit by the oil companies. Price hike will lead to rise in the ticket fares. With the current inflation it is difficult for a common man to live. Government should take proper decisions to reduce inflation", said K Venkatesh, CPIM leader.
People of Kundapur faced difficulty to travel as the private and KSRTC buses remained off the roads. All shops, schools and colleges remained shut. Small children enjoyed their holiday by playing cricket in the city’s new bus stand.
‘Anna Poorneshwari Kala Thanda’, a group of seven blind people who travelled from Sirsi to Kumbhashi for a programme, unaware of the strike had to stay back in Kundapur KSRTC bus stand. They sang songs and entertained the public.
CPIM leaders Mahabala, H Narasimha and Venkatesh Koni were present during the protest.