The opposition Congress-led UDF MLAs marched to the state Legislative Assembly in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday to attend the session in protest against the Left government's refusal to roll back the tax proposals and social security cess on fuel and liquor, announced in the budget.
A day after state Finance Minister K N Balagopal refused to withdraw the budget proposals, the Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly, V D Satheesan, led the foot march of UDF legislators to the Assembly from MLA hostel, alleging that the state government was looting the people.
Addressing reporters, Satheesan slammed the alleged arrogant attitude of the LDF government and said the UDF will intensify its protest both inside and outside the Assembly.
The MLAs held placards and raised slogans criticising the Pinarayi Vijayan -led government for not providing any relief to the people who are already hit by the price rise.
Satheesan urged the state government to stop adopting an adamant stand on fuel price cess, claiming that the prices of petrol and diesel have put a burden on the common man.