Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: Protesting against the Union government’s move to hike the prices of petrol and diesel, the youth wing of ruling BJD is staging a state-wide protest on Friday.

According to party sources, the youth wing of the ruling party is staging demonstrations in front of the collectors' offices in all 30 districts and two organisational districts of the state demanding roll back of the increased excise duty, cess and additional excise tax.

Members of the party are also staging a protest in front of Raj Bhawan in Bhubaneswar and ADM office in Rourkela.

Notably, the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) had hiked petrol prices marginally by 5 paise a litre and diesel by Rs 1.26 on Wednesday.

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