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.
"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.