The Andhra Pradesh assembly on Tuesday adjourned briefly as the opposition created a ruckus over the issue of rise in petrol and diesel prices.
As soon as the House met for the day, members belonging to TDP, CPI, CPI-M, BJP and Praja Rajyam Party demanded that the issue be discussed through an adjournment motion.
As their demand was rejected, the opposition members stalled the proceedings and Speaker N Kiran Kumar adjourned the House for 15 minutes.
The opposition parties also demanded an immediate roll back of the hike to save the common man and wanted the state government to move a resolution in this regard.
The Chair, however, allowed floor leaders to make a mention of the issue and put forth their plea for a resolution
by the House.
Leader of Opposition N Chandrababu Naidu strongly denounced Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assertion that the
hike would not be rolled back.
"The UPA government has enhanced prices of petroleum products 11 times in the last five years. It has totally broken the back of the common man," he said, pointing out that even UPA allies like DMK and Trinamool Congress have opposed the hike.