Opposition lawmakers, including those from the Congress and the Trinamool Congress, walked out of the Lok Sabha on Thursday to protest the ongoing rise in fuel prices.
Petrol and diesel prices were raised by 80 paise per litre on Thursday, bringing the total rise in rates in the previous 10 days to 6.40 per litre.
As soon as the House convened, opposition members began protesting the increase in fuel costs and demanding that it be reversed.
Members raised shouts and carried banners in protest of the Modi government’s purported “anti-people” policies.
Speaker Om Birla, on the other hand, stated that he had given them four opportunity to address the problem during this session and that they should return to their seats and participate in the proceedings.
The opposition MPs maintained their protest despite the Speaker’s request.
Aside from the Congress and Trinamool Congress, protesters included representatives of the DMK, CPI, CPI-M, and TRS.
TRS members held up posters demanding justice for the Scheduled Castes communities.
After nearly 30 minutes, several members, including members of Congress and the Trinamool Congress, staged a protest walkout.
According to a price announcement issued by state fuel merchants, petrol in Delhi will now cost 101.81 per litre, up from 101.01 before, and diesel will cost 93.07, up from 92.27 previously.
Rates have been raised across the country and vary by state, depending on the extent of municipal taxation.
This is the seventh price rise since the end of a four-and-a-half-month rate revision pause on March 22.
Overall, petrol and diesel prices have risen by 6.40 cents per litre.