PM burnt in effigy over hike in fuel prices

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Lucknow, Feb 15 (UNI) The Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha burnt Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi in effigy to protest the hike in petrol and diesel prices here today.

The BJP Yuva Morcha led procession started from the party office and went upto the busy Kaiserbagh crossing.

''The hike in fuel prices would not only increase the prices of essential commodities, but also put an additional burden on the common man,'' Party's media in charge Mukesh Sharma said.

He further charged that the fuel prices were soaring rapidly under the Congress led-UPA regime at the Centre.

'' The increase in fuel prices will lead to the inflation rate shooting up,'' Mr Sharma underlined.

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