Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is mulling to corner the Pinarayi Vijayan led-Kerala government by holding a protest from Monday against the state budget for the financial year 2023-2024.
BJP State unit president K Surendran said that demonstrations will be held tomorrow at the booth level against the government's anti-people attitude.
"On February 9, we will hold a protest march to the District Collectorates accross the state," he added.
"The state government's budget is against the people. The Pinarayi government has reached the peak of public hatred and they are robbing the people by imposing a maximum burden on the people through the budget," he said.
The Kerala government is facing a heavy backlash from the general public after they presented the budget for the financial year 2023-24 on Thursday.
Petrol and diesel prices will be increased by Rs 2 per litre in Kerala, said Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal while presenting the budget.
As per the protestors, the increase in cess on petrol and diesel will lead to a huge price hike. The prices of daily necessities have more than doubled in Kerala.
The protestors including the BJP are demanding that the cess on fuel prices and increase in electricity charges should be withdrawn.
"The government is not ready to intervene in the market or take immediate action. The government has pushed the people into difficult living conditions," K Surendran proclaimed.
(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)
First Published: Feb 05 2023 | 5:40 PM IST