VISAKHAPATNAM: Activists the Praja Rajyam Party, led by party MLAs, Muttamsetti Srinivasa Rao alias ‘Avanthi’ Srinivasa Rao, Panchakarla Ramesh and Ch.Venkatramaiah, organised a dharna against unchecked rise of prices of essential commodities at the Collectorate on Thursday. The participants raised slogans condemning the “inaction” of the Government. Speakers recalled the Chief Minister’s assurance before the election to control prices and how the assurance was thrown to the winds.
The increase in prices of majority of essential commodities was hundred per cent in the last six months.
Price of rice and red gram had reached a record level Rs. 40 and Rs. 90 a kg respectively.