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Petrol price hike to hit common man: Yechury

Last Updated: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 23:51

Shimla: Communist Party of India-Marxist leader Sitaram Yechury on Thursday attacked the central government for a sharp hike in petrol prices, saying it would hit the common man.

"The unexpected hike in petrol prices is not justified at a time when the international prices of crude oil are falling," he said here.

Yechury was here to campaign for the party`s candidates for the Shimla Municipal Corporation elections slated for May 27.

Petrol prices have gone up by Rs.7.50 a litre.
The Left parties have condemned the petrol price hike as "a savage attack" on people and announced a nationwide protest on May 31.


First Published: Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 23:51
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