To protest against the recent hike in fuel prices, Congress party workers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow rode a bullock cart holding placards reading slogans against the Centre.
The police stopped dozens of protestors who engaged in a verbal argument with the cops for not allowing them to carry out the protest. (Photo: India Today)
Congress workers rode a bullock cart to raise their voice against the recent hike in fuel prices. The protest was held in Lucknow as party workers carried placards reading slogans against the Centre.
UP Congress legislative party leader Aradhna Mishra, along with other party workers, were seen riding a bullock cart near the Uttar Pradesh state assembly to protest against the hike in prices of petrol and diesel. The party workers also raised slogans to target the state government.
The police stopped dozens of protestors who engaged in a verbal argument with the cops for not allowing them to carry out the protest.
The protesting workers were later detained and taken away in a bus by the police from the spot.
Speaking to media, Congress legislative party leader Aradhna Mishra said, “The farmers and the common people are already facing hardship due to the coronavirus outbreak and now the government is burdening them by increasing the fuel prices every day. The rise in prices of petrol and diesel has affected every section of society. We demand that the state government should appeal to the centre to reduce fuel prices. We will continue our protest against the central government until rollback of the increased prices.”
Earlier on June 25, Congress workers had staged another protest against the fuel price hike in Lucknow. UP Congress chief Ajay Lallu and party workers were detained when they started marching from party office in Mall Avenue towards Vidhan Sabha with placards.
Samajwadi Party workers were lathi-charged by the police last week for carrying out protests in Hazratganj area against the fuel price hike.
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