The warfare between the BJP and the opposition has gone berserk from the roads to social media. Congress has launched a protest against the increasing petroleum prices. Thousands of people came out to protest against the rising fuel prices on Monday during Bharat Bandh.
The Karnataka government had announces to raise state bus fare upto 18 per cent. The order had come in the thick of the sharp hike in the diesel prices in recent days. The state road transport running in Karnataka had to bear the brunt of the price rise in Petrol. The government decided to overcome the loss by increasing the transportation charges in the state.
“Thanks to the BJP-led Central government, this fuel hike has hit hard the already-struggling road transport corporations in the state. This adversely affects not just the financial administration of the corporations, but has also led to the proposed increase in ticket fares,”said Vinay Sreenivasa a vedike member.
The fuel price, which is now Rs 82.69 in Bengaluru, is at its highest in the state. The move is condemned by the commuters of all class. Criticising the government’s inability to control the price rise in fuel, Bengaluru resident Prayanikara Vedike complaints, “This is an extra burden on the poor who can only afford the public transport system in the state”.