CPI(M) to hold all-India protest against fuel price hike, says Yechury

The Central Committee strongly condemned the daily hikes in the prices of petrol and diesel that are imposing unprecedented miseries on the people. This is accompanied by a monstrous hike in the price of cooking gas.

This has triggered an overall inflationary spiral in the economy. Rising transportation costs are leading to the rise in prices of all essential items including food, vegetables, milk and other articles of daily consumption.

Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday announced that the party’s top body has decided to hold a nationwide protest in the country against fuel price rise.

Central Cabinet Ministers are making preposterous claims that the hikes in Central excise duties on petroleum products is financing free vaccinations and various social sector schemes being implemented by the Modi government.  This is ridiculous.  If people are paying exorbitant prices, then vaccinations are not free.  People are paying for it themselves.

What has happened to the budgetary allocation of Rs. 35,000 crores for vaccinations?  The budget has already accounted for nearly Rs. 4 lakh crores for various Centrally-sponsored schemes and subsidies.  Where has all this money gone?

Modi government is simply looting the people to generate revenues for its daily extravagant expenditures. 

The Central Committee calls for powerful all India protest actions against this price rise. These actions should be conducted all over the country from the village/taluka level and in the cities.

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