"Skyrocketing fuel prices have caused a rise in the prices of essential commodities too which has come as a double blow for the economy already battered by the coronavirus crisis," he said.
After arriving at the temple, the AICC general secretary said he came to pray for "good sense" to dawn upon the central government.
He said he had also prayed for early deliverance to the people of the state and the country from coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Congress workers staged dharnas and protests against fuel price hike all over the state at the call of PCC president Pritam Singh, shouting slogans against the Modi government.
Leading a dharna at the state Congress office here, Singh said in the last six years (from 2014 to 2020), the Modi government had looted Rs 80 lakh crore of people's hard earned money and broken the back of common people battling coronavirus.
The Congress will not tolerate this loot anymore and launch an agitation against the price rise, he said.