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Petrol price hike a 'gift' from UPA to common man: SP

PTI  Lucknow, May 23, 2012
First Published: 20:59 IST(23/5/2012) | Last Updated: 20:59 IST(23/5/2012)

UPA's outside supporter Samajwadi Party on Wednesday dubbed the steep petrol price hike as a "gift" to the common man from the government on completion of its three years in office and demanded its immediate roll back.

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"We demand immediate roll back of petrol price hike. The decision is anti-people. UPA government has given this gift to the common man on completion of its three years' rule," SP spokesman Rajendra Chowdhury said hours after the government announced a steep hike of Rs. 7.5 a litre.

He said the party would protest the decision and raise its voice against the unreasonable hike.

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