LUCKNOW || Former minister and president o the Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP), Om Prakash Rajbhar on Thursday took out a unique protest rally against the spiralling fuel prices in the country. Accompanied by party workers, he rode bicycles to go to the Vidhan Sabha to vent his anger against the rising prices of diesel and petrol. He was also to use bullock carts but the police prevented him to do so.
Rajbhar also got into a tiff with the policemen who tried to stop him from proceeding. The former BJP ally said this was against democracy as he was going peacefully on a bicycle to raise his voice against the fuel price hike. “When the ruling party is going out and campaigning, we cannot even raise the voice of the common man,” he told the waiting reporters.
He also demanded that the state government should ensure that the exploitation of Dalits, backwards and minority community should come to an end, the hike in fuel prices should be immediately rolled back, jobs are given to the unemployed youth, farmers would be given seeds, fertilisers and pesticides at proper rates and that power bills of small and medium farmers be waived off.
The SBSP leader also said that since lockdown had disturbed the domestic budget of the poor and the middle class, the state government should also ensure that the school fees of their children for the months of April, May and June be waived off.