Bolangir, November 23: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Tuesday staged demonstration in front of Bolangir Collectorate here against the Central Government for the hike in LPG gas cylinders.
Senior party leader Anang Uday Singh Deo led the protest, in which leaders and activists of BJD and all its frontal organisations – Biju Mahila Janata Dal, Biju Yuva Janata Dal and Biju Chhatra Janata Dal – participated in protest against fuel price rise.
Former Bolangir MP Kalikesh Singh Deo and Arkesh Narayan Singh Deo and others participated in the agitation.
Shouting slogans against the Union Government for its failure in checking the high price of the LPG gas, the leaders threatened that the party would intensify the agitation across the State till the Center reduced the price.
The price of LPG has gone up by 123 per cent in the last three years. A LPG cylinder now costs around Rs 950.
The party staged protest demonstration before the RDC office in Sambalpur and all the block offices under its zone today while similar protests and dharna will be organised on November 24 before the RDC office at Berhampur and also all the block offices under its jurisdiction.
On November 1, the Biju Mahila Janata Dal resorted to demonstrations in all the 147 Assembly constituencies against the hike in the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas.
The youth wing and student wing of the ruling party had also organised demonstrations and dharna in front of the petrol pumps for two days on November 6 and 7 demanding cut in the prices of petrol and diesel.