Nana Patole, President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee, lead a cycle rally against the rising price of petrol diesel, and other essential commodities. Also present were Sunil Kedar, Maharashtra Minister for Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Sports and Youth Welfare; Vikas Thakre, MLA and President of City Congress; Rajendra Mulak former Maharashtra Minister and President Nagpur Rural, Abhijeet Wanjari, MLC; Anees Ahmed, former Maharashtra Minister; Hukumchand Amdhare, Director APMC Mumbai and Chairman APMC Kamptee; S Q Zama. Former MLC; Girish Pandav, Secretary MPCC, and other leaders were also present
While addressing the rally amid heavy rains Patole said, “The Union Government lead by PM Modi, is against the welfare and interest of the common man. The unlawful Union Government is taking people of the Country for granted.”
He added that construction of PMs house to the cost of Rs 20,000 crore, purchase of two luxuries planes for Rs 15000 crore, are all unlawful expenses made by the Government and hence it is extracting the heard-earned money from people’s pocket.
“Is it not ridiculous that our Union Government is selling petrol and diesel to neighbouring countries, where diesel and petrol is cheaper than our country,” Patole asked.
He clarified that at present the price of petrol should be Rs 30 per liter and diesel at Rs 22 per liter. He said at present the Union Government is taking 32 per cent tax on per liter of petrol, which should not be above 5 per cent and 16 per cent of tax must be for the local self Governments, in all the total taxation on the fuels must not exceed than 16 per cent. Other leaders also spoke on the occasion.
The programme was compared by Dr Gajraj Hatewar, Chief General Secretary of City Congress. Despite of heavy rainfall, the cycle rally was taken to the Divisonal Commissioners office. A large number of Congress workers including Youth Congress, Mahila Congress, NSUI including Atul Kotecha, Dinesh Tarale, Mahesh Shriwas, Manoj Gawande, Corporator, Sunil Patil, Praful Bhaje, Suhas Nanwatkar, Raunak Choudhary. Rajubhau Rahate, Vasudev Dhoke, Vishweshwar Ahirkar, Bhaurao Kokane, Rajesh Rahate, Shubham Talhar, Vipul Gajbhiye and others in large number were present.