Ethanol mixed petrol costing over Rs 101, an organized loot by BJP regime: Harsh Dev

NPP protests against price rise amidst clashes with police                                         JAMMU: Expressing concern over the sharp rise in prices of petrol, diesel and gas besides other essential commodities during the last few years of the BJP regime, scores of Panther activists led by Harsh Dev Singh Chairman-JKNPP and other leaders staged a protest demonstration at Exhibition Ground Jammu today.
The agitated protestors amid raising anti-BJP slogans torched its effigy to express their resentment over the current inflation trends of fuel and gas in the country which had broken the back of the common masses.
They took out a procession from Press Club and started marching towards Civil Secretariat but were restrained by a huge contingent of security personnel enroute resulting in scuffles with the Policemen.
The protestors raised slogans of “Mehangai ka rakshas murdabad, murdabad”, “Bure din vapis do, vapis do”, “BJP sarkar istifa do, istifa do”, “BJP sarkar sarkar hai hai” and so on.
Speaking to media, Harsh Dev Singh said with hefty Excise Duty, Road Cess, VAT on fuel and additional farm cess being levied, the petrol and diesel prices had sky rocketed to over Rs.101/- per litre and Rs. 90/- per litre respectively. “Not only had petrol and diesel prices skyrocketed during the past few years but ethanol mixed and adulterated fuel was being sold to people at exorbitant prices.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion include Rajesh Padgotra, Gagan Pratap Singh, Khajoor Singh, Surinder Chouhan, Rajeshwar Sambyal, Mohinder Singh, Vishab Singh, Yashpaul Sharma, Arun Khajuria, Shankaar Singh Sanju, Rashpaul Singh, Vijay Singh besides others.