"Ours is a sustained effort. It is not a one-day protest, we will continue such protests till the government is forced to rollback the hike," he said.
The BJP protest was led by Muhammad Ashraf Azad.
"The plight of the poor is our main concern. With the increase in prices of petrol and food, they are not able to afford even two square meals a day," Azad told reporters as about 50 party workers gathered at Lal Chowk.
Image: Indian policemen douse a burning tire set ablaze by India’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists as they attempt to block traffic during a nationwide strike to protest a steep hike in gas prices in Jammu, India, Thursday, May 31, 2012.