Andhra Assembly adjourned over fuel price hike

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Andhra Assembly adjourned over fuel price hike
Hyderabad, Mar 2: The Andhra Pradesh assembly was adjourned on Tuesday, Mar 2, as the opposition created a uproar over rise in fuel price hike.

Members of TDP, CPI, CPM, BJP and Praja Rajyam Party demanded that the issue be discussed through an adjournment motion.

As their demand was rejected, the opposition members stalled the proceedings and Speaker N Kiran Kumar adjourned the House for 15 minutes.

The opposition parties also demanded an immediate roll back of the hike to save the common man and wanted the state government to move a resolution in this regard.

However, the chair allowed floor leaders to make a mention of the issue and put forth their plea for a resolution by the house.

TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu strongly denounced Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assertion that the hike would not be rolled back.

He said, "The UPA government has enhanced prices of petroleum products 11 times in the last five years. It has totally broken the back of the common man."

He also pointed out that even UPA allies like DMK and Trinamool Congress have opposed the hike.

Amidst the din, the Speaker took up the Question Hour, but as the opposition members did not relent, the house was adjourned.

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