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BJP leaders travel on horse-carts to protest petro hike

chandigarh Updated: Jul 03, 2010 11:42 IST

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To protest the recent hike in prices of petro products, a group of BJP leaders in Chandigarh on Saturday took out a procession by traveling on horse-carts, carrying placards and raising slogans against the Congress led UPA government.

The protesters were led by BJP general secretary Vijay Goel, Chandigarh BJP President Sanjay Tandon and other leaders including former MP Satya Pal Jain and Harmohan Dhawan.

The procession of about 50 horse-carts started off from the party's Chandigarh headquarters in Sector 33 and travelled to Sector 23 via various City Sectors including 34, 20 and 22.

Goel said that Saturday's protest was part of the BJP's national campaign to protest the hike in prices of petrol, diesel, cooking gas and other essential commodities.

"The Congress led UPA has no concern for the common man, who has been burdened by yet another hike. We will force the government to rollback the hiked prices," he said.

Tandon said that ever since the UPA came to power, prices had been spiraling.

"The recent hike will have its affect on prices of other essential commodities as well which will become more dearer now as a result of increase in prices of petrol and diesel. There is anger and resentment among people against price rise," Tandon said.