Fuel prices hike: Andhra Pradesh witness protest by opposition parties

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Hyderabad, June 26 (ANI): All opposition parties in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday staged protest rallies at various parts of the state against the hike in the price of petroleum products.

The rally came despite Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K. Rosaiah's assurance to take a decision on reducing sales tax of petroleum products in the state.

The Andhra Pradesh Government is expected to earn an additional Rs. 540 crore in the form of sales tax as due to hike in petroleum products.

Rossaih said the government would draw plans to spend this money on public welfare.

Meanwhile, strongly condemning the Centre's decision to increase fuel prices, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) workers organized a protest outside the Chief Rationing Officer's office here.

Praja Rajyam Party (PR) chief and cine star Chiranjeevi, participated in a padayatra from Tummalapally auditorium to Sub-Collector's office after riding a bullock cart fitted with lorry steering for some distance in Vijayawada.

Slamming the government for increasing the fuel prices, Communist Party of India burnt the effigy of Central government.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) held demonstrations at various places in the state.

In Medak district, Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) staged a protest rally against the hike. (ANI)

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