Dhumal asks UPA to withdraw petrol hike

Shimla : Himachal Pradesh chief minister P.K.Dhumal on Friday criticised the raising of petrol prices, calling this step ‘anti people’ and has asked the UPA government to withdraw the price hike immediately.

“The rise in prices of petrol will affect the common man adversely,especially when people are already crushed by rising prices of other commodities,” Dhumal said.

“The UPA government has increased petrol prices four times recently.We all know the rise in prices of petrolium products have a direct bearing on essential commodities,” he said.

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