TDP holds bicycle rally to protest petrol price hike
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Last Updated: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 13:59
  
Hyderabad: Telugu Desam Party president N Chandrababu Naidu today led his party workers in a bicycle rally here in protest against the hike in petrol prices even as the Opposition party organised massive protests across Andhra Pradesh on the issue.

Chandrababu reached Monda wholesale vegetable market at Secunderabad this morning and enquired about prices of commodities from traders and consumers.

"Essential commodities have become out of reach of common people because of the abnormal spurt in prices. The hike in petrol price has only fuelled further rise in the prices of all commodities," Chandrababu said.

Blaming the Central and the State governments for failing to control inflation, the TDP chief vowed to continue the fight till prices were reined in.

From Monda market, the Leader of Opposition began the cycle rally and stopped at a petrol filling station en route. He asked vehicle-users about the impact of the petro price hike.

Chandrababu donned the role of a petrol station employee and filled fuel in a couple of vehicles. After driving an autorickshaw for a few meters, he again rode the bicycle via Rashtrapati Road and DBR Mills to reach Indira Park where the TDP had organised a massive dharna protesting the price rise.

TDP cadres organised similar protests in all the Assembly constituencies in the State demanding that the government immediately reduce the petrol price and also take effective steps to bring down prices of essential commodities.

Meanwhile, former MP Y S Jaganmohan Reddy launched his 'Jana Deeksha' on Ramakrishna beach in Visakhapatnam protesting the hike in petrol price.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, January 22, 2011, 13:59


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