Fuel price hike: BJP to hold nationwide stir

Rallies and transport blockades will be held against the hike in fuel prices.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 16:37 IST

BJP on Tuesday announced it would hold nationwide demonstrations and transport blockades on Wednesday to protest against increase in fuel prices.

Party Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that all district and state units of the party have been asked to hold street demonstrations, sit-ins and road and rail blockades for one day to protest the fuel price hikes.

"Backed by the Left, the UPA Government has converted its Common Minimum Programme into common mehangai programme. We will protest it strongly across the country tomorrow, blocking rail and road traffic and holding massive demonstrations," he said.

The main Opposition party's move comes in the wake of Government increasing petrol prices by Rs 4 a litre and diesel prices by Rs 2 a litre.

First Published: Jun 06, 2006 12:05 IST