Bhubaneswar, 29/06/2020 – Oil prices have risen sharply during the current BJP government. Petrol and diesel prices have risen sharply in recent times to Rs 71 and Rs 80 respectively. As a result, the public is stricken. On the instruction of All India Congress Committee President Sonia Gandhi, today Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee, under the leadership of PCC President Shri Niranjan Patnaik, held a 10 to 12-hour silence in front of Bhubaneswar Central Intelligence Agency. Unfortunately, the central government has not taken any step in reducing oil prices and excise. In 2011, during UPA-2, the price of crude in the international market was $ 104 per barrel, while petrol was Rs 7 per liter and diesel was Rs 73 per liter. Currently, the price of crude oil in the international market is $ 72 per barrel, while the central and state governments have increased excise duty on VAT and excise duty by Rs 71 per liter and today Rs 80 per liter. Now the country is facing a pandemic epidemic, rising oil prices have affected the public. On the occasion, PCC President Mr. Patnaik sought the views of motorists, bikers, housewives and working women coming on the highways to raise oil prices. “Everyone is protesting against the rise in oil prices,” he said. A memorandum was issued to the Honorable President through Bhubaneswar ADM urging the President of India to intervene and take immediate action. In today’s function, Congress leaders Shri Jaydev Jena, Pradeep Manjhi, Jagannath Patnaik, Anant Prasad Sethi, Ramchandra Khuntia, Suresh Kumar Rautray, Sharat Raut, Shivanand Roy, Vijayalakshmi Sahu, Bipin Das, Kishore Jena, Amia Kumar Patnaik, Vishwas Das, Biswas Das Das was present. Padmakar Guru, Vishnu Charan Barik, Chinmay Sundar Das, Manoranjan Das, Haladhar Sethi, Abhishek Mahananda, Manas Acharya, Pranati Mishra, Jyotish Sahu, Bishubhushan Das, Deepak Mohapatra, Amiya Pandav, Biyani Samal, Shubashree, Shubashree, Shubhashree. Mahapatra, Lingaraj Sahu, Dev Prasad, Srismita Panda, Shakun Kaher, Balakrishna Routray, Devi Prasad Bahia, Tapasi Sethi, Nasir Ahmed Khan, Manjaranjan Mundu, Chaitali Patnaik, Mantu Malik, Ranjay Kumar, Ranjit Kumar and the leaders joined.