Petrol price hike draws widespread condemnation in Chikkaballapur

Petrol price hike draws widespread condemnation in Chikkaballapur


CPM activists in Gudibande organise a road-block on Monday, protesting against the petrol price hike by the Central Government. dh photoTraffic came to a standstill for a while in front of the KSRTC bus station as hundreds of CPM workers staged a protest against the increase in petrol price.

The protesters raised slogans against the United Progressive Alliance government at the centre. They said fuel prices have been increased three-four times in a span of one year. Vehicles were lined up on both sides of the road as protesters blocked traffic.

Karnataka Agriculture Labourers’ Association taluk president Nagaraju said the increase in the prices had adversely affected the farm workers.

He said as a result of the increase in the fuel prices, the prices of food grains too had gone up. The increasing cost of living has hit the middle and lower class badly, he said.

Democratic Youth Federation of India taluk president Raghurami Reddy, Manoharaswamy, Gangulappa and others participated.


CPM workers blocked traffic for over two hours condemning the frequent hike in fuel prices. They termed the UPA administration “anti-people”.

The protesters said the “corrupt UPA” government has engaged only in hiking the fuel prices and is unfit to continue in power, taluk CPM president Gangireddy said.

The members of the Bharatiya Janata Party took out a protest mach in the town against the hike in petrol prices.

The protesters said frequent increase in fuel prices had escalated the cost of living. Poor had been finding it difficult to lead life with increase in fuel costs at regular intervals.

The protesters said a massive people’s movement will be launched against the Union government. The protesters took out a procession from bus stand up to tahsildar’s office.

They later submitted a memorandum to the tahsildar.

BJP taluk president Ramesh Bayiri and others took part in the protest in the town on