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Fuel price hike: BJD MLAs ride bicycle to Assembly

india Updated: Jun 28, 2010 20:12 IST

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More than 50 BJD legislators on Monday came on bicycles to protest the fuel price hike when they arrived to attend the ongoing monsoon session of Orissa Assembly in Bhubaneswar.

"The MLAs pedalled to the state assembly from the party office to highlight the severe problem caused due to fuel price rise," Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said.

No minister or senior MLAs, however, participated in the unique protest.

The ruling party's legislators had earlier staged a dharna near Mahatma Gandhi statue in the assembly premises after shouting anti-UPA slogans inside the house on Saturday.

While BJP was separately holding rallies, dharnas and agitations against the fuel price rise, Congress said there was no alternative than increasing rates of petrol, diesel, kerosene and cooking gas.

The centre had increased price of diesel by Rs 2 a litre, kerosene by Rs 3 a litre, cooking gas by Rs 35 per cylinder and petrol by Rs 3.73 a litre.