NC Women Wing takes out protest march against surging fuel prices

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, May 31: Women Wing of National Conference (NC) took out a protest march against surging fuel prices, here today. The protest march was led by Provincial president NC Women Wing Satwant Kaur Dogra.
Carrying placards, the enthusiastic women wing workers raised slogans against the BJP Government and demanded respite in fuel prices.
“We will continue our protest till the fuel prices are slashed”, said Satwant, who also slammed the BJP Government for its anti people policies.
Joined by senior women wing leaders, protest march started from Sher-e-Kashmir Bhawan and concluded at Chief Minister residence at Wazarat Road amid scorching heat and soaring mercury.
Lashing out at the BJP for protecting the interest of the oil marketing companies at the cost of the people, Satwant said that BJP has been depriving the people of the benefits that should have accrued to them due to decrease in international crude oil prices for the last four years.
She demanded that BJP at the Centre and the PDP-BJP dispensation in State should cut on Central Excise Duty and VAT respectively so that some respite could be provided to the people suffering due to high fuel prices.
Terming the hike in petrol and diesel price as alarming, Satwant said the unprecedented has not only impacted the rates of essentials but also affected the middle and poor class hugely.
She also raised the issue of erratic power supply and scarcity of drinking water in Jammu city and assailed the Government for putting the people to various hardships. She sought regulated power and water supply and urged the administration to take necessary measures in ensuring drinking water through tankers where tap water had become scarce.
Among others present were Provincial Vice President Vijay laxmi Dutta, Ex-Corporator Rashida Begum, Reeta Gupta, Veena Oberoi, Daljeet Sharma, Kuldeep Kaur, etc.


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