Shimla: Communist Party of India Marxists (CPIM) has termed the hike in prices of petroleum products as a loot of the common people at a time when food inflation was very high.
Despite inclement weather on Monday, the party after holding a procession through the Lower Bazar, the demonstration culminated into a public meeting at Naaz, close to The Mall Road.
Ridiculing the congress slogan of â€˜Congress ka haath, aam admi key saathâ€™, Tikender Panwar, CPIM member secretariat said that the party that had professed to work for the common man has turned the hand around to strangulate him with hiking certain petro products substantially.
Hiking the prices of diesel by Rs 3, kerosene by Rs 2 and LPG gas cylinder by Rs 50 has broken the back of the ordinary citizen, he said.
The party has decided to intensify the agitations to build a strong movement for exposing the sinister policies of the congress party, he added.
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