The Bharatiya Janata Party in Gujarat organised protest demonstrations and dharnas all over the State on Saturday demanding withdrawal of the fuel price hike.
In the city the protest march was led by the party's national vice-president and former State unit president Purshottam Rupala, who castigated the United Progressive Alliance government as the “most insensitive government” and called upon the people to oppose the Congress tooth and nail.
He said it was shocking that the government was justifying the fuel price hike in the name of development and growth and said it was the “most shameful statement” considering that millions of people in the country were still living below the poverty line and the hike in fuel prices would make their condition further deplorable.
In Vadodara, the BJP workers took out a cycle rally to ventilate their protest while in Palanpur, the district headquarter of Banaskantha, the BJP workers burnt an effigy of the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
In Jamnagar, the agitated BJP workers stopped vehicular traffic on the main road for sometime and in Mehsana, the women party workers submitted a memorandum to the District Collector demanding immediate withdrawal of the fuel price hike.
Reports of demonstrations were also received from Surat, Rajkot, Surendranagar, Amreli, Rajpipla and other district headquarters.