Former Minister Gunda Appala Suryanarayana on Thursday hailed the statement of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who had admitted that price rise could have been the main reason for the debacle of the Congress in the just concluded elections in Uttar Pradesh and other places. He alleged that the government was burdening the people with too many taxes.

The TDP leader asked the government to remove value added tax on textiles and other products as it was causing huge burden on them.