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- Created on Saturday, 15 September 2012 02:42
Patna: Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Patna on Friday burnt the effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to protest against the rise in the price of diesel and imposing of quota in the use of cooking gas cylinders.
Led by party legislators Nitin Navin and Mangal Pandey, BJP workers took out a bicycle rally from the party office on Birchand Patel Marg to the Dak Bungalow Crossing where they chanted anti-Singh slogans and burnt the effigy of the Prime Minister demanding his resignation for attempting to destroy the farmers and low-income family by continuing to raise prices of the essential items.
Separately, a number of BJP leaders ripped the UPA government at the Center for raising the price of diesel, a must-have item for farmers who rely on diesel-based equipment to farm their fields.
Speaking on the occasion, party state president Dr. C. P. Thakur said the UPA's decision was a direct assault on the farmers and ordinary people who were already burdened with high prices of food and other essential items.
Party legislator Rameshwar Chaurasia, while demanding rollback in the diesel price and withdrawal of the quota system in the sale of LPG cylinders, said that the Central government had failed on every front even as the corruption, under the UPA administration, had reached an all-time high.
Another party leader Arun Kumar Sinha accused the UPA government of trying to destroy the farmers by adopting bad policies intended to hurt the farming community and the lower middle class.
"As long as the Congress remains in power, such destructing practices would continue and the only way to get some relief is to show them the door in the next election," Sinha said.