Legislators of the opposition Congress on Monday reached the Madhya Pradesh Assembly complex in Bhopal on bicycles as a mark of protest against the rise in fuel prices.
The budget session of the state Assembly began on Monday.
Congress MLAs PC Sharma, Jitu Patwari, Kunal Choudhary, Shashank Bhargava and Arif Masood rode bicycles to the Assembly complex from Vyapam Square in the city.
Mr Sharma said crude oil prices in the international market almost doubled during the previous UPA regime at the Centre, but the rates of petrol, diesel and LPG in the country were lower at that time.
“Now, when the prices of crude oil are lower in the international market, the fuel is being sold at much higher rate,” the MLA from Bhopal South-West said.
Demanding a rollback of the fuel prices, Mr Sharma said Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan should also now ride a bicycle.
Notably, during the previous UPA regime at the Centre, Mr Chouhan had registered his protest against fuel price hike at that time by riding a bicycle.