Congress MP’s To Protest Against Fuel Price Hike

Story Highlights
  • Petrol and diesel prices were hiked by 80 paise per litre for the second consecutive day.
  • The last date for linking PAN with Aadhaar card has been adjourned by Lok sabha.
  • Congress MPs protest against Fuel Prices hike at Gandhi statue.

New Delhi: With the second leg of the Budget Session of Parliament underway, the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha resumed at 11 am on Wednesday, March 23rd. Meanwhile, Congress MPs on Wednesday registered their protest at the Gandhi statue in Parliament, over the increase in the prices of LPG cylinders and petrol & diesel.

On Tuesday, a ruckus had broken out over the hike in fuel prices, as Opposition parties staged a walkout from Lok Sabha in protest. Congress MP Manickam Tagore has given an Adjournment Motion notice in Lok Sabha, to discuss the last date fixed by the government for linking PAN with the Aadhaar card, which is March 31st.

In Lok Sabha, leaders from Congress, DMK, TMC, NCP, JMM and Left parties among others staged a walkout demanding the immediate withdrawal of price hike of fuel and LPG. Economists expect the gradual fuel price increases to add up to anywhere between Rs9 to Rs12 per litre of diesel and petrol, which could go up to as much as Rs20 a litre if the average global crude oil price rises to $110-120.

The agenda of the Lok Sabha for the day is as follows:

  • Question Hour
  • Matters Under Rule 377
  • Discussion & Voting: Demands for Grants under the control of Ministry of Civil Aviation 2022-23 & Ministry of Commerce and Industry for 2022-23

The agenda of the Rajya Sabha for the day is as follows:

  • Question Hour
  • Reply to the discussion on Budget of J&K, 2022-23
  • Bills for consideration and return: The J&K Appropriation Bill, 2022
  • Discussion on the working of the Ministry of Railways and the Ministry of Labour & Employment

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