BJD intensifies protest against diesel price hike

Bhubaneswar: Biju Janata Dal (BJD) activists will stage a statewide demonstration on Monday against hike in diesel price and restriction on the supply of cooking gas.

Sources said the party would also protest against the Centre’s financial policy.

The diesel price hike will be a burden on common man and lead to an increase in the prices of essential commodities as well as transportation charges, partymen said.

Earlier, BJD supremo Chief Minister Naveen Patanaik had demanded an immediate withdrawal of the Centre