Agartala, May 4: Members of the Democratic Youth Federation of India and Students’ Federation of India took to the streets to protest against the government’s decision to hike the price of petrol and diesel.
The protesters walked through the streets of Agartala, raising slogans against the decision and terming the government ‘anti-people’ and ‘pro-corporate’. Saying that the increase in the price of fuel will result in ‘unprecedented’ inflation, the protestors demanded that the government rollback the hike.
DYFI leader Amal Chakraborty alleged that the fuel price hike will lead to an increase in the cost essential items.
“The SFI and DYFI are protesting against the hike in petrol and diesel price. [The increase] is the deciding factor of inflation and the price of all daily necessary items. We demand the rollback of the price,” he said.
On April 30, the price of petrol and diesel was hiked by Rs 3.96 per litre and Rs 2.37 per litre respectively.
With this change, the price of petrol has increased to Rs 63.16 in New Delhi, while diesel will now cost Rs 49.57. (ANI)