Panaji, Sep 10 (PTI) As part of the Bharat bandh
called by the Congress Monday, its leaders in Goa visited fuel
pumps to apprise people of the Centre's policies which the
All India Congress Committee secretary A Chellakumar
told reporters that the state unit of the Congress was not
observing the shutdown as Goa is getting ready for Ganesh
"We dont want people to suffer because of the bandh
as they are busy in last minute shopping for Ganesh Chaturthi.
That is is why we decided to visit petrol pumps and create
awareness among people," Chellakumar said.
The Congress leader alleged that the ruling BJP in its
manifesto in the run up to the polls had promised to control
to do so.
"Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar can reduce the
Value Added Tax on fuel immediately so as to bring down petrol
prices by Rs 10 per litre. The Centre can also reduce taxes
and help the common man," he claimed.
all time high, Chellakumar said that one could not wait for
months together to create awareness.
"It is the need of the hour. It is for this that the
Congress had called for this Bharat bandh. Many other parties
have joined it," he said.
He said that the previous Congress-led UPA government
and claimed that the party would do the same once again if
voted to power. PTI RPS BNM BNM
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