Rashtriya Janata Dal leader, Tejashwi Yadav on Friday 26th February, rode a bicycle from his residence to the Secretariat in Patna, as a symbol of protest against rising fuel prices in India. This comes following Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of West Bengal riding a pillion on an electric scooter to the state secretariat Nabanna, on February 25.
Mamata Banerjee had criticized the BJP government saying, “We are protesting against the fuel price hike. The Modi government only makes false promises. They have done nothing to bring down fuel prices. You can see the difference in petrol prices when the Modi government came to power and now.”
Today, on Friday 26th February, All India Transporters Welfare Association (AITWA), one of the leading top bodies of India’s Road Transport Sector, has shown support to the Bharat Bandh called by The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) against Goods and Services Tax (GST) and hold Chakka Jam, or road blockade, on the same day.
“All state level-transport associations have confirmed their support to AITWA in this one-day non-operation of transport in protest of the fuel price hike and scrapping of new E-way bill laws introduced by Government of India. The nature of the movement is to reject booking and movement of all E-Way Bill oriented goods for one day. All transport companies are asked to park their vehicles between 6 am to 8 pm as a symbolic protest. All transport godowns will display the protest banners. All customers will be approached by transport companies not to book or load any goods on February 26, 2021,” said Mahendra Arya, National President AITWA.