Special Correspondent

KADAPA: The Left parties might consider withdrawal of support to the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the Centre if it remained adamant on rolling back the petrol and diesel price hike, Communist Party of India (Marxist) State leader Venkat warned on Friday.

Speaking at a protest rally organised by the Lef parties from Zion College to the Collectorate against the price hike, Mr. Venkat accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of not heeding to the Left parties, which suggested alternatives instead of resorting to the price hike.

The Central and State governments were collecting taxes to the tune of Rs. 1 lakh crore, but burdening the people without cutting down taxation, he alleged.

The lopsided policies of the United Progressive Alliance government were adversely affecting all sections of people, Communist Party of India (CPI) district secretary G. Obulesu alleged.

The common people were in doldrums unable to afford essential commodities, whose prices were skyrocketing, he said.

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