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Odisha Congress protests fuel price hike

Bhubaneswar, June 5: Odisha Congress workers took to streets here and in Cuttack holding banners and party flags to ensure a six-hour ‘chaka jam’ on Monday to protest the hike in petroleum products across the country. The Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) observed the strike in the twin cities starting 6 a.m. as vehicular movement came to a standstill. The Congress leaders and workers resorted to picketing at several key points in the two cities. As a result, many cars, buses and trucks remained stranded at various junctions.

The general public and office-goers faced harrowing experience as they could not manage a commute. “I am overwhelmed by the support we have received from residents of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack to our call for protest against rising fuel prices. (IANS)

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