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Congress in Goa not to be part of nation-wide bandh

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Panaji: Congress Goa unit has decided not to observe bandh in the State as part of nationwide shutdown call given by its party high-command against the increasing fuel prices across nation on September 10.

Addressing a press conference, North Goa district congress President Vijay Bhike said that Congress leaders in Goa have decided not to observe the bandh in the light of forthcoming Ganesh chaturthi festival.

The Ganesh festival is scheduled on September 13.

“People are already facing the brunt of increasing fuel prices and other commodities. By calling for Goa bandh, we don’t want to cause more inconvenience to the people,” he said

Bhike said that party will hold peaceful awareness across all the major petrol pumps and distributed pamphlets to the public on the fuel prices.

He, however demanded that in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar should abolish Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol as promised within next 24 hours to ensure price stability.

Currently, the petrol prices in State are around Rs74.78 per liter.


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