In protest against the rising prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas across the country, the half-day bandh of Madhya Pradesh Congress had a mixed effect on Saturday. During this, the police arrested the Congress workers including former minister PC Sharma in Bhopal. Despite the shutdown, shops remained open in many places in Bhopal.
Madhya Pradesh Congress spokesperson Bhupendra Gupta said that our bandh is getting the support of the people while the BJP government is forcibly opening shops. At the same time, state BJP’s chief spokesperson Deepak Vijayvargiya said that the Congress bandh has no effect in the state and it has proved to be a complete failure.
Former Minister PC Sharma said, “We were requesting shopkeepers to keep their shutters closed. That is when I along with other Congress leaders and workers were taken into custody by the police near Bhopal’s number six stop and after that we were taken to Central Jail Has been brought to campus. ” There have also been reports of clashes between police and protesting Congress workers from some districts including Indore in the state.
The owner of a petrol pump in Bhopal told, “Police came to my petrol pump in the morning and asked to open it. At the same time, another Congress worker is requesting us to keep our pump closed. With this we are stuck in the middle. “Madhya Pradesh Congress President Kamal Nath said,” Congress has called for a half-day bandh in the state on February 20. I appeal to the people to join our effort to awaken the government against the rising prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas.
Meanwhile, Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Petrol Pump Honors Association, Nakul Sharma said that the premium petrol price of a major oil company is Rs 102.26 per liter in Bhopal, while the price of normal petrol is being sold for Rs 98.58 and diesel is Rs 89.21 per liter.
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