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Torch rally conducted against price hike

CPI activists staging protest in the city on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: — Photo: C.V. Subrahmanyam

Staff Reporter

Survival of UPA Government at stake, says CPI

VISAKHAPATNAM: A torch rally was organised by the Communist Party of India Greater Visakha City Council, in protest against the hike in the prices of petroleum products, on Tuesday.

City Council secretary A.J. Stalin and assistant secretary G. Kranthi led the rally that commenced at the LIC Building and concluded in a meeting at the Gandhi statue opposite the GVMC Office. Addressing the gathering, they said that agitation programmes would be continued till the UPA Government withdrew the hike. The survival of the Government would also be at stake if it failed to roll back the hike. They also warned that the people would teach a lesson to the Congress in the next elections if it failed to withdraw the hike. They called upon Communist workers to be prepared for a prolonged battle on the issue.

Gajuwaka zonal secretary K. Satyanarayana, Malkapuram zonal secretary K. Satyanjaneya, Madhurawada zonal secretary M. Pydiraju, party activists P. Veerraju, M. Rama, Y. Yellaji, G. Rambabu, Satyananda Rao, V. Lakshmi, B. Venkata Rao and G. Vamana Murthy participated.