Communist Party takes out rally against fuel price hike

February 19th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by admin  

Bhopal, Feb 19 (IANS) The Madhya Pradesh unit of the Communist Party of India (CPI) Tuesday took out a rally here Tuesday to protest the recent hike in the prices of petrol and diesel. The rally started from Yadgare Shahjehani Park with the participants shouting slogans against the hike and demanding its rollback.

The demonstrators also demanded that the central government put a check on the general price rise of all commodities.

The rally ended at a meeting at Itwara, where party leaders addressed a meeting before the start of the CPI’s 16th three-day state annual convention.

More than 400 representatives from all over the state are taking part in the convention, said party’s state general secretary Shailendra Kumar Shaily.

Shaily said that the participants would discuss a proposal to safeguard the interests of the common man.

Other significant political matters, including the strategy for the upcoming state polls, will also come up for discussions at the conclave which among others would be addressed by the CPI General Secretary A.B. Bardhan Wednesday, he said.

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