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“BJP Leader Dies During Karnataka Protest Against Fuel Price Hike”

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The state of Karnataka witnessed a tragic event on Monday as senior BJP leader and former MLC, MB Bhanuprakash, passed away due to a cardiac arrest during a protest against the surge in petrol and diesel prices.

Who Was Bhanuprakash? At 69 years old, Bhanuprakash had an illustrious career within the BJP, serving as the state vice-president and district president. He was actively involved in political activities and led the protest in Shivamogga, Karnataka, where he addressed party workers before collapsing.

The Protest and Tragic Incident The BJP organized a statewide protest in response to the recent hike in fuel prices initiated by the Karnataka government. The increase in sales tax on petrol and diesel led to a significant rise in their prices, impacting the general public.

During the protest, Bhanuprakash suffered a cardiac arrest while getting into his car and subsequently collapsed. Despite immediate medical attention and being rushed to a nearby hospital, he could not be saved.

BJP’s Stand Against Price Hike The BJP’s protest aimed to voice opposition to the anti-people policies of the Congress-led government in Karnataka. B Y Vijayendra, the BJP state president, led the protest in Bengaluru, highlighting the adverse effects of the fuel price hike on the public.

Vijayendra criticized the government’s decision to increase fuel prices as a consequence of its financial constraints, particularly in funding key welfare schemes like Gruha Jyoti, Gruha Lakshmi, Anna Bhagya, YuvaNidhi, and Shakti.

The Congress government’s guarantee schemes, which include free power, monthly assistance to women heads of families, additional food supplies, financial aid for unemployed youth, and free travel for women in public transport, have been impacted by the budgetary constraints, leading to the fuel price hike.

The untimely demise of Bhanuprakash during the protest has brought a somber mood to the political landscape in Karnataka, highlighting the challenges faced by leaders and parties in addressing public grievances amidst economic pressures and policy decisions.

Sources By Agencies

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