Fuel Price Hike: Tejashwi Yadav Drives Tractor To Assembly, Robert Vadra Cycles To Office In Protest
Patna/Delhi: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday drove a tractor to reach the Bihar assembly, in protest against the spiralling rise in prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas. Meanwhile, in Delhi, businessman and Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra, cycled from the capital’s Khan Market to his office to protest against the record-breaking prices fuel prices.
Vadra also slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for sitting in AC cars while people bear the brunt of the rise in fuel prices. “You (PM) must come out from AC cars and see how people are suffering and perhaps then you’d reduce fuel prices,” he was quoted as saying in The Indian Express (TIE).
Yadav, on the other hand, also flayed Bihar’s Nitish Kumar government for keeping mum on the issue of oil price rise and claimed that agriculturists in the state were often forced to sell their produce at rates less than half of the MSPs because of the abolition of APMCs.
In Madhya Pradesh too, Congress leaders including PC Sharma, Jitu Patwari and Kunal Chaudhary rode their cycles to the Legislative Assembly. Petrol price in the state has already surged past the Rs 100-mark.