New Delhi, Feb 17 (UNI) The CPM, the CPI and the RSP today protested against the hike in prices of petrol and diesel.
Hundreds of activists marched down Parliament Street raising slogans against the UPA led central government for rise in prices of fuel.
According to a press release, the leftist leaders called the measure 'inflationary'. ''The hike will hit hard the people already reeling under ever increasing prices of consumer commodities, they alleged. The hike is going to add to their misery, said the leaders led by CPM leader Nilotpal Basu and Dinesh Varshney.
Mr Basu said that the government could have done better to control the taxes collected against petrol and diesel. That the government did not consider it is a testimony to their anti-people attitude, the CPM leader added.
The measure also exposes the government to allegations of pampering the industrialists at the cost of the poor, he added calling for the government to wake up to the plight of the people.
The protests ended with a resolve to force the government for a roll back of the price hike.
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