Centre reduced petrol prices only after its defeat in by-elections, alleges Chada Venkat Reddy

K M Dayashankar


Faults central government for stopping funding to DRDA


KARIMNAGAR: CPI state secretary Chada Venkat Reddy has alleged that the BJP led Union government had reduced the excise duty on the petroleum products only after its defeat in the by-elections.

Charging that the BJP government had burdened the common man by increasing the prices of petrol and LPG cylinders, he demanded the government to reduce the petrol prices to its original rates prevailed seven years ago. He predicted that the BJP would be ousted out of power in the coming general elections following its anti-peoples policies.

Talking to newsmen here on Friday, he demanded that the Telangana state government should also reduce the taxes on the petroleum products as it was having lots of resources and revenues. He also alleged that the lives of SC\STs and BCs had not changed during the seven year regime of the BJP at the Centre.

He also found fault with the Union government for stopping the funding for the DRDA from the next financial year and diluting the cause of women empowerment. He alleged that the Union government was planning to reduce various schemes in the country.

Demanding the state government to give orders informing the farmers to take up the paddy cultivation during this rabi season, he also said that the government should take all measures for the fast procurement of the paddy produce of the khariff season. District secretary Ponuganti Kedari, Assistant secretary Koyyada Srujan, state council leader Andhe Swamy, district leader T Sammaiah, K Surender Reddy and others were also present.

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