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Panaji : Goa Pradesh Congress Committee held symbolic protests across the state against the petrol and diesel fuel hike that have crossed the ₹100-mark at several places, including Mumbai.
Diesel price in Goa has reached 91.35 and petrol at 93.51. While, Sri Ganganagar district of Rajasthan near the border with Pakistan has the costliest fuel in the country, petrol is priced at ₹106.39 a litre and diesel at ₹99.24.
GPCC president Girish Chodankar said “During these challenging times of pandemic Government of India should have rolled back the fuel price hike and provided relief but instead over the years they have looted indians of thirteen lakh crores in the form of tax on petroleum products”
“People are already suffering due to the mismanagement of covid 19 pandemic and if that was not enough the government has put more burden on people by increasing fuel prices. The final nail in the coffin was put by the government when they not only caused unemployment but also raised the fuel prices” Said Indian Youth COngress Goa President, Varad Mardolkar.
NSUI Goa, also protested at Mapusa demanding roll back of fuel price hike. “When the crude oil prices per barrel is 69$ now as compared to 101$ in 2013 why are we being charged exorbitant rates in India?” questioned NSUI President Naushad Chowdhari