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Fuel price hike rocks Parliament's Budget session

The budget session of parliament began on a stormy note today as almost the entire opposition staged angry protests over the hike in petrol and diesel prices, forcing the speaker to adjourn the Lok Sabha.

india Updated: Jul 02, 2009 12:22 IST

The budget session of parliament began on a stormy note on Thursday as almost the entire opposition staged angry protests over the hike in petrol and diesel prices, forcing the speaker to adjourn the Lok Sabha.

The protest, led by the Left parties, started soon after Speaker Meira Kumar concluded reading obituary references to two former members minutes after the house assembled.

The speaker had to adjourn the house for 20 minutes when her repeated requests failed to pacify the Left parties, who were joined by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and virtually the entire opposition.

The government Wednesday announced a hike of Rs.4 per litre on petrol and Rs.2 on diesel prices.