Horses pull tractor, car as Cong protests fuel price hike
The Congress activists on Tuesday used horses for pulling a tractor and a car to protest against the price hike of Rs 1.69 per litre for petrol and 50 paise a litre for diesel announced by the NDA government.punjab Updated: Jul 01, 2014 22:53 IST
The Congress activists on Tuesday used horses for pulling a tractor and a car to protest against the price hike of Rs 1.69 per litre for petrol and 50 paise a litre for diesel announced by the NDA government.
The horse-drawn tractor and car were followed by two horse-carts carrying party workers who shouted slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ridiculed the BJP election slogan 'Achhe din aane wale hain' (Better days are ahead).
The Congress workers, led by Amritsar (rural) District Congress Committee (DCC) chief Gurjit Singh Aujla, also carried placards with anti-government slogans and some highlighting the drug problem in Punjab.
A placard with caricatures of deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal and revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia was also prominently displayed wherein Majithia is shown telling the junior Badal, "Jija ji, drugs are cheaper in Punjab than fuel".
Addressing the party workers, Aujla also had a dig at Modi for the rising prices of onions and some other essential commodities. "These are the good days that Modi ji promised us", he said. The protest procession moved from the DCC (rural) office to Rialto Chowk and back.
First Published: Jul 01, 2014 22:51 IST