New Delhi, Sept 10, 2018: BJP’s Subramaniam Swamy said that the fuel prices in the country should not be so high that the people start a revolution against it.
“When crude oil price rises the price of fuel must be raised is microeconomis and I am not in favour of microeconomics as it involves only two persons (buyer and seller) but here the whole economy is involved so it is a macro economics,” said Swamy.
“I feel that the macroeconomic price for petrol is Rs 40 and somehow the PM must ask the Petroleum Minister to think as a part of Economic Affairs Ministry and not as a Petroleum minister and stop setting prices so high that people can go to the point of revolt,” he added.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday, 10 September addressed the media slamming the Bharat Bandh protests called by the Opposition.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday, 10 September led the protest march in Delhi against rising fuel prices in the country.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi also joined the protest. Top Opposition leaders including Sharad Pawar, Sharad Yadav, Manoj Jha, Somanath Bharti along with Ghulam Nabi Azad and Manoj Sharma were also present.
According to the Congress, 21 Opposition parties are supporting the bandh
While bus services were hit in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, protesters also stopped trains in Mumbai and Odisha
Protesters in Gujarat took to streets and set tyres ablaze
Certain Left parties backed by the CPI(M) have called for a separate bandh