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28 August, 2010

BJP protests against hike in water tariff

Chandigarh Newsline
Chandigarh: Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha staged a protest outside the office of the Municipal Corporation on Thursday against the hike in water tariff. Members of BJYM along with some senior leaders of BJP raised slogans against the Congress and demanded a rollback in prices. ...
The BJP leaders said that due to the hike, the burden on the common man has increased manifold. “The people were already bearing the brunt of inflation with the prices of essential commodities being so high, the hike is unaffordable.
The Congress had promised during elections that no taxes would be imposed. However, the election promise has not been kept,” said former MP Satya Pal Jain, while addressing the protestors.
BJP leaders said that even as local Congress MP Pawan Kumar Bansal is the Union Minister for Water Resources, water tariff has been hiked. ...