DHARWAD: Protests against the hike in the prices of petroleum products continued for the second day on Friday in the twin cities with members of the Bharatiya Janata Party taking out protest march and staging demonstrations.
In Dharwad, members of the Dharwad taluk unit of the BJP marched to the Deputy Commissioner’s office raising slogans against the Union Government for hiking the prices of petroleum products.
They then staged a dharna in front of the office, for a while, and demanded immediate roll back of the hike.
The protest was led by taluk unit general secretary Ishwar Shivalli, Gangadhar Patil Kulkarni, Vasant Padaki and C.L. Desai.
Addressing the protesters, the office-bearers said that by increasing prices of petroleum products the Government had further increased the burden on the common man whose life had already become miserable because of the spiralling prices of essential commodities.
In Hubli, scores of women led by the former BJP member of the Hubli-Dharwad Municipal Corporation Council Ranga Baddi staged a protest by cooking on road.
The women who had brought firewood and utensils prepared tea on the road to register their protest against the hike in the prices of petroleum products, especially domestic liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinder.
They raised slogans against the Union Government and urged the Prime Minister to withdraw the hike in public interest.