The Congress party calls a nationwide shutdown on September 10 over rising fuel prices, party leaders announced Thursday and asked other opposition parties and civil society groups to join their protest against the government.
The party has demanded immediate reduction in central excise duty and excessive VAT and reiterated its earlier demands that petrol and diesel be brought under the purview of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), which is expected to reduce the price of the fuels.
Earlier, the government had rejected the demand of bringing fuel under GST, claiming that most states were opposed to it.
Congress workers would protest at petrol stations across the country between 10 AM and 3 PM on September 10.
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