Bangalore: The Congress leaders in Karnataka protested against the central government’s continuous fuel price hike and the consequent increase in commodity prices.
KPCC president D K Shivakumar, leader of the Opposition Siddaramaiah, and other Congress leaders took out a cycle jatha from the KPCC office on Queens Road to the Vidhana Soudha.
The Police stopped the rally and put barricades around the Vidhana Soudha to prevent any untoward incidents.
Opposition Leader Siddaramaiah tweets
ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ನಿರಂತರ ಇಂಧನ ಬೆಲೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚಳ ಹಾಗೂ ತತ್ಪರಿಣಾಮವಾಗಿ ದಿನಬಳಕೆ ವಸ್ತುಗಳ ದರ ಏರಿಕೆ ಖಂಡಿಸಿ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಕ್ವೀನ್ಸ್ ರಸ್ತೆಯ ಕೆಪಿಸಿಸಿ ಕಚೇರಿಯಿಂದ ವಿಧಾನಸೌಧದವರೆಗೆ ಇಂದು ನಡೆದ ಸೈಕಲ್ ಜಾಥಾದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದೆ. pic.twitter.com/qC90eslyp0
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) September 20, 2021
President of KPCC DK Shivakumar, Leader of the Opposition in the Methodist Council S R Patil Bagalkot.
KPCC President Salim Ahmed, Former Minister Priyank Kharge attended the rally.
Member of the Methodist Council, U.B. Former ministers and legislators, including Venkatesh and Govindaraju, were present at the jatha.
There has been a significant increase in petrol and diesel prices across the country and the Congress is protesting asking the BJP government in the center to justify the price rise. Around 22 times the price was hiked in a month taking the petrol price per liter to 108 Rs in some states.
Cycle rallies in other states
Similar cycle rallies were organized in Madhya Pradesh and other states by Congress party workers. RS member Digvijaya Singh and 150 Congress workers were booked for bringing out the protest defying prohibitory rules. Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders Tejashwi Yadav and Tej Pratap Yadav accompanied by party workers held a cycle rally to protest the hike in fuel prices in Patna.