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Left parties blame PM Modi for fuel price hike, stage protest

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published May 17, 2015, 12:24 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 4:16 am IST
CPM workers organised a rally from the party office in Yellammathota to Jagadamba Junction
Police personnel detain CPM activists in Visakhapatnam.
 Police personnel detain CPM activists in Visakhapatnam.
VisakhapatnamMembers of Left parties staged protests demanding the Union government to roll back the hiked fuel prices in the city on Saturday. Terming the fuel price rise as a burden on the common man, CPM workers organised a rally from the party office in Yellammathota to Jagadamba Junction by pulling a motorbike on bamboo sticks.
 
At Jagadamba Junction the party workers raised slogans against the Union government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Before elections, Mr Modi promised to bring down the spiralling fuel prices. However, he is doing quite the opposite after he came to power. It's unfortunate that petrol and diesel prices were hiked twice in just two weeks. Rise in fuel prices will lead to rise in all the essential commodities which will, in turn, burden common man. The Centre should immediately withdraw these prices,” said CPM city secretary B. Ganga Rao.
 
As the CPM workers tried to burn a giant effigy of the Centre, police swung into action and took the agitating activists into custody. Later in the day, the CPM leaders condemned the act of arresting the agitating party workers. In the evening, the CPI workers took to the streets once again and staged protests at the RTC complex Junction, affecting the flow of traffic. 
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Location: Andhra Pradesh




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