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Maharashtra Congress to hold protests against fuel price hikes on June 29

THE ASIAN AGE | SONU SHRIVASTAVA
Published : Jun 27, 2020, 4:30 am IST
Updated : Jun 27, 2020, 4:30 am IST

The Congress also alleged that the Modi government failed to protect the borders of the country.

Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat.
 Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat.

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress on Friday said that the party would organise a state-wide protest on June 29 against rising fuel prices. Owing to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, other countries in the world are working towards restoring the plunging economy but the Modi government has levied additional taxes, said state Congress president Balasaheb Thorat and former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan.

The Congress also alleged that the Modi government failed to protect the borders of the country. Thorat said, “The Modi government failed to rebut China. The face-off at the border reflects that the country’s foreign policy has failed. The previous government stopped the Chinese army at the border but today the situation is different, the Modi government failed to protect the Country’s border.”

 

Referring to the satellite image of Galwan Valley, senior Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan said that China's incursion is a matter of grave concern. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s statement that China has not infiltrated the Indian soil is helping the Chinese government to prove the troops did not enter the Indian Territory.

Chavan said that however, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tried to justify it, but that was not enough. "The government should come out with a clarification on the statement made by the Prime Minister. Modi is expected to be more responsible while speaking on such a serious issue," added Chavan. 

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