Demonstrations were held in various parts of the city
MYSORE: Protests against the steep hike in fuel prices continued for the second day on Friday. The Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI), the Mysore rural and city units of Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha, the city unit of Janata Dal (Secular) and the Karnataka Forum for Dignity staged demonstrations here protesting against the hike in prices of petrol, diesel and domestic LPG.
“The hike has come at a time when the common people are in a deep crisis because of high inflation,” SUCI said in a press release here.
With the hike, inflation has touched a new high, said the SUCI activists who staged a demonstration at the city bus stand. They condemned the Centre for hiking fuel prices eight times in the last four years.
The activists of BJP Yuva Morcha staged a demonstration at K.R. Circle and condemned the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance Government for frequent hikes in fuel prices. They raised slogans against the Centre for causing severe hardships to the common man.
Activists of the Janata Dal (S) city unit not only opposed the price hike but they demanded immediate rollback of prices. The members of Karnataka Forum for Dignity said the fuel price hike will have a cascading effect as prices of all essential commodities will increase.