The Telugu Desam Party Leaders in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation on Wednesday staged a protest against the increase in petrol price.
Raising slogans against the Centre, the TDP leaders staged a dharna at Basheer Bagh Crossroads, demanding withdrawal of hike on petrol prices.
Former Mayor T Krishna Reddy, along with TDP GHMC Floor Leader Singireddy Srinivas Reddy and former T Srinivas Yadav, along with about a 100 activists of the party shouted slogans against the UPA government at the Centre and the state government.
Talking to media persons, former Mayor Krishna Reddy said that the state government is equally responsible for letting the prices of petrol go out of hand by remaining silent. He said that the state government is silent since it believes that the public attention would be diverted from the issue of rain-hit farmers to the hike in petrol.
The former Mayor warned the government that unless it makes an announcement on the Floor of the Assembly increasing the subsidy on petrol, the TDP would intensify its agitation over the issue.
Mr Krishna Reddy reminded that the United Progressive Alliance government had hiked the petroleum prices six times so far, during its second stint in power.