From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, Jun 11: At a time when people across the country are devastated by the Covid-19 pandemic, the constant hikes in the prices of petrol and diesel with the petrol prices crossing the Rs 100 a litre mark in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka as also in several states, the state Congress leaders staged a protest in front of an outlet near Shivananda Circle in the city closer to chief minister, B S Yediyurappa’s official residence and the Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru on Friday.
The Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee president, D K Shivakumar and Congress opposition leader in the state assembly and former chief minister, Siddaramaiah led the protest by holding placards stating that "Petrol Rs 35, BJP tax Rs 65, Karnataka pays Rs 100.’’
Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah attacked the BJP governments at the centre and in the state were 'looting' the people by continuously going on hiking the prices even when the pandemic was taking a toll on the lives and livelihood of lacs of people.
The state Congress leaders said the protests against the petrol price hike will be continued for five days from Friday all over the state.
Former KPCC president, Dinesh Gundu Rao, former Legislative Council chairman, V R Sudarshan, former minister R V Deshpande and other Congress leaders participated in the protest,