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Congress to start stir against fuel hike on Sunday

THE ASIAN AGE. | ATUL KRISHAN
Published : Sep 17, 2017, 6:57 am IST
Updated : Sep 17, 2017, 6:57 am IST

The Delhi Cong will also hold a massive protest at Jantar Mantar on Sept. 20, demanding the rollback of the excise and VAT on petrol and diesel.

Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken. (Photo: PTI/File)
 Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken. (Photo: PTI/File)

New Delhi: The Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee will on Sunday press as many as 15,000 workers and volunteers over 300 places, including all petrol pumps, across the capital to start its signature campaign to protest fuel hike. 

The Congress has demanded withdrawal of Central excise duties and other taxes on petrol and diesel. Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken will lead the campaign. 

 

“We will run the campaign in our all 14 districts. In each district, our party workers and volunteers will assemble at more than 14 places, mostly petrol pumps. We will request the people arriving at petrol pumps to buy fuel to sign on our paper to protest against the Centre,” a senior congress leader said. 

The Congress will collect the signatures of the common people in support of their campaign. The party has dared the Centre to come out with a white paper on taxes on fuel and the gains made by oil marketing companies. The party said that their target is to collect around 10 lakh signatures. 

“The signatures will be submitted with the office of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal. 

 

“Considering the fall in crude oil prices in the international market, the prices of petrol and diesel should be `34 and `32, respectively. But as the Central and state government has imposed taxes on it, the common people have to pay double the price,” a Congress leader said.

The Delhi Congress will also hold a massive protest demonstration at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday (September 20) demanding the rollback of the excise and VAT on petrol and diesel. 

Tags: ajay maken, petrol and diesel
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi