BJP to protest against Kerala government across State from Monday
5 February, 2023 | Amish Mahajan
The Kerala government is facing a heavy backlash from the general public after they presented the budget for the financial year 2023-24.
BJP is mulling to corner the Pinarayi Vijayan led-Kerala government by holding a protest from Monday against the state budget for the financial year 2023-2024.
BJP State unit president K Surendran said that demonstrations would be held tomorrow at the booth level against the government’s anti-people attitude. “On February 9, we will hold a protest march to the District Collectorates across the state,” he added.
“The state government’s budget is against the people. The Pinarayi government has reached the peak of public hatred, and they are robbing the people by imposing a maximum burden on them through the budget,” he said.
The Kerala government is facing a heavy backlash from the general public after they presented the budget for the financial year 2023-24 on Thursday.
Petrol and diesel prices will be increased by Rs 2 per litre in Kerala, said Kerala Finance Minister KN Balagopal while presenting the budget.
As per the protestors, the increase in cess on petrol and diesel will lead to a considerable price hike. The prices of daily necessities have more than doubled in Kerala.
The protestors, including the BJP, are demanding that the cess on fuel prices and increase in electricity charges be withdrawn.
“The government is not ready to intervene in the market or take immediate action. The government has pushed the people into difficult living conditions,” K Surendran proclaimed.