Saturday, January 19, 2013

Spare public transport from diesel price hike: Lok Satta

The Lok Satta Party today demanded that the Union Government exempt public transportation systems from the diesel price hike, and that the State Government reduce the taxes on the fuel.

The hike in the diesel price will adversely affect industry, agriculture and bulk domestic consumers, said Lok Satta Party state General Secretary Katari Srinivasa Rao in a media statement. The anti-people policy of the Union Government will aggravate the agonies of people in Andhra Pradesh who are already groaning under the burden of unprecedented power cuts, high power tariffs and fuel surcharge adjustments resorted to by the inefficient State Government.

Reforms should aim at promoting alternative sources of energy and not penalizing people, he added.

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