Bhubaneswar: Congress Protests Price Rise, Blames Narendra Modi and Naveen Patnaik

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Bhubaneswar: Congress Protests Price Rise, Blames Narendra Modi and Naveen Patnaik

File photo: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

Bhubaneswar:  The Opposition Congress today staged a sit-in in front of the Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar to protest against price rise.

Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee President Jaydev Jena, former PCC chiefs Niranjan Patnaik, Sarat Patnaik and many other leaders assembled near Raj Bhawan with green vegetables and LPG cylinders to protest against the NDA government at the Centre and the BJD government in Odisha.

They held both the Centre and state responsible for the rise in the price of essential commodities. A delegation of Congress leaders later met Governor S C Jamir and submitted a memorandum on the issue.

"The Modi government at the Centre and the Naveen Patnaik government here are both responsible for the situation today. The Modi government has raised the prices of fuel and LPG which has triggered the price rise of essentials," Mr Jena said.

Niranjan Patnaik said, "We have all gathered here to protest against the price rise. The Modi government's general budget has nothing for a poor state like Odisha."

Odisha's Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Sanjay Dasburma, however, said it is the faulty policies of the UPA I and II which has pushed the country to a state where prices have gone beyond control.


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