The latest hike in petroleum prices announced by the Centre caused a furore in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and the Council on Tuesday.
The Telugu Desam (TDP), the Praja Rajyam, the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), the Bharatiya Janata Party and the two Left parties moved adjournment motions seeking a debate. These were rejected by Speaker N. Kiran Kumar Reddy.
Leader of the Opposition, N. Chandrababu Naidu (TDP) wanted the Chief Minister, K. Rosaiah, to introduce a resolution seeking rollback of the hike. MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi demanded that the State reduce the sales tax on petroleum products.