'Not only Union Ministers but also Prime Minister should change': Maharashtra Congress chief Nana Patole during protest against fuel price hike
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Congress leaders and workers on Thursday took out a cycle morcha in Maharashtra's Nagpur city to protest against the hike in prices of fuel and essential commodities. The protest continued even as the rains poured in some parts of the city.

Congress workers led by the party's state unit chief Nana Patole and Maharashtra minister Sunil Kedar staged demonstrations at Sanvidhan square in Nagpur.

Addressing the media during the agitation, Patole said this was a state-wide protest against the injustice meted out by the Central government by rising the prices of fuel and essential commodities.

Patole and Kedar countinued their cycle morcha against the fuel price hiked even after rains lashed. The Maharashtra Congress chief commenting over the price hike said that not only there is a need to change the Union Minister but also the Prime Minister.

Similary, in Mumbai, the protest was led by state education minister Varsha Gaikwad and Mumbai Guardian Minister Aslam Shaikh.

The Congress will raise this issue at various placed across Maharashtra till July 17, he said.

As of July 7, fuel prices have crossed the Rs 100-a-litre mark in at least 16 states, including Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, among others.

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