Hanumantha Rao Criticizes Center as Petrol Prices Soar

HYDERABAD: Congress senior leader and Rajya Sabha member, Hanumantha Rao, has questioned BJP leaders, who earlier described the decrease of petrol, diesel prices as the magic wand of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as to what they would say as the petrol and diesel prices were soar.

Saturday, the NSUI wing organized protest programs against price hike of petrol and diesel and burnt Union Governmenta��s effigy. Speaking on the occasion, Hanumantha Rao said AICC vice-president, Rahul Gandhi, took up a�?Rytu Bharosa Yatraa�? in Telangana only to open the eyes of the governments.

He said Rahul would have gone back after visiting Hyderabad, instead of visiting districts if Yatra was for political gain, as alleged by the BJP and TRS parties. Rao revealed that the Congress party would discuss internally on extending financial assistance to the families of farmers who committed suicides.

In Nizamabad, former MP Madhu Yashki Goud alleged that the a�?Mission Kakatiyaa��, the prestigious scheme introduced by the TRS government, turned into a a�?Commission Kakatiyaa�� as they were collecting five percent commission.

Condemning the price hike of diesel and petrol, YSRCP leader,Vasireddy Padma, said the BJP government, which decreased prices earlier in paisas, increased it now in rupees. She alleged that central and state government policies were to destroy the backbone of common man and demanded the center to withdraw the VAT on petrol and diesel products immediately. (NSS)

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