State burns on petrol price hike
Protesting the hike, BJP Yuva Morcha had called for a 12 hour petrol pump bandh in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Thursday. Party workers of Biju Yuva Janata also sat on a dharna in front of the Raj Bhawan to protest against the hike. While CPM also joined hands rallying with the irked consumers, members of the CPM Bhubaneswar Regional Committee staged a road blockade near NH 5, paralysing vehicular traffic for sometime.
Petrol price was hiked by the Centre Rs 7.50 a litre last night.