Protesting against the hike in petrol prices and in support of the Bharat bandh called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on May 31, the city unit of the party will take out rally in the city.

The idea is to sensitise people and expose the anti-people policies of the State and Central governments, said the BJP city unit president, B. Venkata Reddy, at a press conference here on Monday. He said the hike had come in the wake of the State government imposing an additional burden of Rs.4,400-odd crore through hike in power charges.Mr. Reddy pointed out that taxes on petrol products in the State were highest in the country and the government should reduce it to provide relief to the people. He said Mr. Kiran Kumar Reddy should follow the BJP-ruled Goa where the government had reduced the taxes on petrol products to sell it at just Rs. 48 per litre.

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