Kerala budget 2023: After Cong's black day, BJP to protest against Pinarayi govt from Monday

1 min read
Read later

Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kochi: Bharatiya Janata Party (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 will 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 accross 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 the people 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 huge 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protestors including the BJP are demanding that the cess on fuel prices and increase in electricity charges should be withdrawn.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. ANI

Add Comment
Related Topics

Get daily updates from

Disclaimer: Kindly avoid objectionable, derogatory, unlawful and lewd comments, while responding to reports. Such comments are punishable under cyber laws. Please keep away from personal attacks. The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of readers and not that of Mathrubhumi.

Suresh Gopi

1 min

Don’t see me as a `Sanghi', I'm a former SFI activist, says Suresh Gopi

Oct 4, 2023

suresh gopi

2 min

Suresh Gopi hints at introduction of central rules for regulating temples

Oct 4, 2023


1 min

Electricity crisis in Kerala: Authorities take a u-turn, reinstate former contracts

Oct 4, 2023