Odisha Ruling BJD’s hartal turns violent, public inconvenienced

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today staged a five-hour-long protest in the state against the rising price of petrol, diesel and cooking gas by the BJP government in Centre. Party’s hartal’ turns violent, public inconvenienced.

In the state capital BJD activists resort to vandalism, misbehave with commuters, women misbehaved, vehicles were vandalised. Posters of PM Modi vandalised at IOCL’s Chandrasekharpur office during BJD’s Hak Pain Hartal in Bhubaneswar.

The protest staged under the banner of ‘Haq Pain Hartal’ (protest for right) and was effective from 7 am to 12 noon on Monday. Protests staged at all district headquarters offices, block and municipality offices across the state.

The essential services like health, ambulance service etc. excluded from the protest while train, bus and other modes of transportation closed.

The party has also asked all government offices in the state to remain closed during the protest. The BJD workers engaged in picketing in front of government offices and blockade of roads during the protest hours.

The decision has been taken following the high-rise in prices of petrol, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas, which has turned a burden on common people and poor. It is also affecting the economy of the nation. The rise in transportation has resulted in a hike in the price of essential goods. This decision of the Centre is anti-people, said BJD leaders at the press meet.

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