Diesel price has been hiked 22 times and petrol price 21 times since June 7 with a cumulative increase of Rs 11.14 and Rs 9.17, respectively.
“We condemn the irrational and dumb act of the central government to continuously hike fuel prices, and the state government is also levying COVID-19 cess on petrol, diesel and petroleum products during this time of crisis,” he said, while addressing a press conference at Congress Bhavan here.
Every action of the BJP government is becoming a punishment for the people of the nation, Kenguruse asserted.
“Due to the continuous increase in fuel rates, common people are suffering the most as prices of essential commodities are also skyrocketing,” he said.
“Stop looting the common people and roll back the hike and reduce fuel prices,” the NPYC chief said.