Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh):
The Madhya Pradesh police on Friday registered instances in opposition to 30 individuals, together with Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and PC Sharma for “unlawful assembly” throughout a protest in Bhopal in opposition to the rising gas costs.
According to Assistant Superintend of Police (ASP) Ankit Jaiswal, instances have been registered below sections 188 and 145 of the Indian Penal Code.
“Cases have been registered against 30 people, including Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and PC Sharma, under IPC section 188 and 145,” ASP Jaiswal mentioned.
Earlier within the day, addressing a protest in Bhopal, Digvijaya Singh had alleged that value of gas may very well be lowered by a minimum of Rs 25.
“At least Rs 25 can be reduced in fuel prices by cutting excise duty. Where are those who once used to criticise the UPA government over fuel price hikes? With rising fuel prices, consumer goods are also getting expensive,” Mr Singh mentioned.
The Congress held a nationwide protest on Friday in view of the rising costs of petrol and diesel. Party leaders together with employees demonstrated throughout the nation holding placards and elevating slogans in opposition to the central authorities.
Speaking to ANI, Congress basic secretary KC Venugopal mentioned, “Modi government should stop looting the common people of the country. In the last five months, they have increased the fuel prices 44 times. On one side people are suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic and on the other, the government is increasing fuel prices. We are asking the government to give at least Rs 6,000 to poor people.”
Over the previous few weeks, petrol costs have soared previous the Rs 100 mark in a number of components of the nation.
In (*29*), Congress employees demonstrated by carrying a scrapped automotive on a bullock cart. Tamil Nadu Congress president KS Alagiri together with occasion employees held a protest in Kilpauk, Chennai.
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