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Uproar in Lok Sabha over petrol hike

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Mon, Mar 04, 2013 06:00 hrs

New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till noon Monday as the opposition noisily demanded a rollback of the hike in petrol prices.

As soon as the house met at 11 a.m., members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other parties started shouting slogans on the issue.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar's repeated requests to allow the proceedings of the question hour proved futile and the house was adjourned till noon.

Petrol prices went up by Rs.1.40 a litre, excluding taxes, from March 1.

This was the second hike in over two weeks after the Feb 15 increase in the price of the fuel by Rs.1.50.




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