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Opposition demands immediate roll back of hike in diesel prices and subsidization of LPG

September 14, 2012 - Hyderabad

The entire opposition parties in the State took to streets demanding immediate roll back of hike in diesel prices and the subsidization of LPG cylinders to six in a year.

TDP stages protest march

The Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu led a protest rally carrying a cylinder on his shoulders from the KBR Park near his party office to Jubilee Hills check post on Friday evening. Symbolizing the heavy burden on the poor, he also pulled a pulled a vehicle tied with ropes. He warned the centre to immediately roll back the hike in diesel prices and subsidization of cylinders or the struggle would be intensified. He said that the Union Government had so far hiked the prices of fuel as many as 27 times during the eight years of UPA led Government. An additional burden of Rs. 1500 crore would be on farming community, Rs. 700 crore on industry and Rs. 400 crores on APSRTC.

YSRCP plans state-wide protests

The YSR Congress party has directed its cadre to take up a state-wide protests in all assembly constituencies, mandal and district headquarters. The party honorary president YS Vijayamma in a statement on Friday, said that the hike would further burden the common people and demanded immediate withdrawal of the decision. The party's Central Governing Council members DA Somayajulu said that the decision would derail the Indian Economy.

Lok Satta seeks relief

The Lok Satta party, while condemning the Central Government decision appealed the State Government to reduce the taxes on petroleum products and sought relief to the common man. The party general secretary K Srinivasa Rao denouncing the cap and wanted to ceiling of subsidy to be hiked at least to eight cylinders in a year.

CPI and CPI-M protests

The left parties staged a demonstration at Hanumakonda junction and staged rasta roko bringing down the vehicular movement to a standstill on Friday. The BJP too staged a similar protests. The demonstrators raised slogans denouncing the central government and burnt an effigy of the Prime Minister demanding immediate roll back of the hike. The leaders said that the large scale of corruption resulted in erosion of economy thus burdening the poor and cautioned if roll back is not effected, it will have to pay a heavy price in the next elections.

TRS cautions government

The entire TRS cade too staged protest rallies across the entire Telangana districts demanding immediate roll back. TRS MLA T Harish Rao participating in a protest programme said that by auctioning to the coal blocks, the government can get the required revenue and subsidize oil companies thereby benefiting the poor.

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