Hyderabad: Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy on Friday demanded that the Central and State Governments governments reduce the prices of petrol, diesel and domestic gas and ease the burden on the common people.
He was speaking at the protest demonstration at a fuel station near Secretariat against spiraling prices of petrol and diesel. The TPCC took up the programme as part of nationwide protests by the party.
Addressing leaders and workers of the party, he said that high taxes were being levied by the BJP government at the Centre and the State government and this was the prime reason for the steep rise in petrol and diesel prices.
“Prime Minister Narendra Modi has got the dubious distinction of raising the prices of petrol and diesel 43 times in one year. The State government too has placed a burden on the people by raising the VAT,” Uttam Kumar Reddy said.
AICC official spokesperson Dasoju Sravan, former PCC president Ponnala Laxmaiah, former MP Anjan Kumar Yadav and others participated in the protest.
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