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Roll back price hike of petroleum products: Kerala to Centre

The Kerala Assembly on Friday passed an unofficial resolution asking the Centre to roll back prices of petroleum products amid walkout by Opposition Congress-led UDF demanding amendment in the resolution.



Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Assembly on Friday passed an unofficial resolution asking the Centre to roll back prices of petroleum products amid walkout by Opposition
Congress-led UDF demanding amendment in the resolution.

The resolution, moved by R Selvaraj (CPI-M) said the recent hike in prices of petroleum products would increase the burden on people.

"The Centre was pushing common man to the mercy of private oil companies and speculators," the resolution said.

Meanwhile, the Opposition staged walkout as their demand for amendment in the resolution that the state government waive tax on increased rates of petrol and diesel was rejected by the government.

The Assembly also passed a resolution, introduced by TN Prathapan (Congress), demanding the Centre to take steps to reduce fares of flights from Kerala airports to Gulf countries as "airline companies are exploiting Keralites travelling to Gulf countries by charging exorbitant fare".

PTI

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