New Delhi: The Congress’s campaign to protest the rise of fuel prices took another innovative turn after a cricket tournament organised by its Madhya Pradesh leader awarded the man of the match with five litres of petrol.
Fuel prices have reached historic highs in the country since January, with the price of petrol crossing Rs 100 per litre in some cities. The price of LPG cylinders has also been on the rise. The Congress has repeatedly used this to target the BJP government at the Centre, even holding a press conference with cylinders on display.
According to News18, the cricket tournament that culminated on Sunday in Bhopal was organised by Congress leader Manoj Shukla.
A photo that went viral on social media depicted the man of the match of the domestic tournament was awarded five litres of petrol. The played was identified as Salauddin Abbasi.
This “unique protest” follows in the footsteps of others such as a petrol pump in Tamil Nadu’s Karur district offering one-litre of free petrol to children who recited ‘Thirukkural’ couplets without mistake.