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Accuses Modi government of keeping country in dark
Srinagar, Sep 10: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) on Monday carried out a protest rally from it’s headquarter here in Srinagar over unabated rising prices on petroleum / gas products in the Country.
Led by JKPCC chief G A Mir, a large number of senior congress leaders and workers held a protest demonstration at Party Office M.A. Road and marched towards the TRC (Srinagar) raising slogans against ‘fuel loot’ by Modi Govt carrying banners and play cards.
Prominent among them include Former PCC President Peerzada Mohd.Syed, Former Minister Taj Mohi U Din, MLC Vice President Gulam Nabi Monga, Vice President Mohd Anwar Bhat, MLC Mohd Muzaffar Parray, Spokesperson Farooq Andrabi, General Secretaries Surinder Singh Channi, Shameema Iqbal, Senior Leaders, Gulam Nabi Mir Lasjan, Abdul Gani Khan, Abid Kashmiri, District Presidents Irfan Naqib, Zahid Hussain Jan, Imtiyaz Parray, Fayaz Ahmad Dar, Sahil Farooq and Tariq Tenga, Shameema Raina, G.A. Gujree, Nissar Mundoo, Kadfeen Chowdhary, Mushtaq Ahmad Khanday, Mohd Yousuf Bhat, Abdul Rehman Magrey, Gulam Mohd Ganie, Imtiyaz Khan, Maroof Ahmad Wani, Amir Rasool, Mir Rovais, Ruhulla Gazi, Farhat Qureshi, Saira, Zahid Bashir and others.
Accusing the Modi government of keeping the country in dark over unabated rise on petroleum/gas products, Mir said that “this protest was an expression of complete failure of the government on the pressing issues containing the price rise o/gas products.”
Mir said the price of Crude oil was $107.09/barrel on May 16.2014 while the present price of international crude is $73/barrel, nearly 40% the price during Congress UPA. Still, the petrol /Diesel price continue to skyrocket at higher level during Modi Govt. instead of reducing the excise and taxes on petroleum products, Modi Govt has preferred not to touch the taxes imposed to reduce the petroleum prices.
He said the horrific taxes being levied by the Modi govt has resulted in skyrocketing petrol, Diesel and Cooking gas prices, while as the Govt has already collected over Rs. 11 lack Cr as taxes in the last 52 month by cheating the common people of this country and by demolishing their budget and their house hold income.
Similarly, demonstrations were held in Qazigund, which was led by MLA Devsar Mohd Amin Bhat, Senior Leader of the Kulgam District participated in the protest.
In Anantnag, the protest demonstration were led by General Secretary JKPCC Hilal Ahmad Shah and District President Gh. Mohi u din Bhat. MLA Shangus Gulzar Ahmad Wani also participated, the protest demonstration was held in Kupwara which was led by District Haji Farooq Mir. (KNS)