With the ever increasing prices of edible oil and pulses and other commodities, the savings of the common man has taken a hit.
During the Question Hour, Opposition members, mainly from the Congress, entered the Well and started raising slogans.
The Congress, from its official Twitter handle, urged people to participate in the online campaign by speaking out against price rise.
The central government has set its receipt target and with the revised fiscal deficit targeted at 9.5 per cent, of the GDP, the government is in no mood to go for any duty cut.
State Congress spokesperson Bhupendra Gupta said the party would take out a rally on Saturday and request people to shut their shops.
Former CM HD Kumaraswamy wanted the government to cut excise duty and levies.
The hike in price of petrol and LPG cylinder will not have an impact on polls, president of TN unit of BJP L Murugan has said.
IPCC president Niranjan Patnaik told mediapersons that the bandh will be observed from 7am to 1pm. He requested the people of the state to make the bandh a success for their own interest.
The state finance department late Thursday issued orders, which came into effect from Thursday midnight.
Prior to the November 20 hike, petrol prices had been unchanged since September 22, while diesel rates hadn’t been changed since October 2.
The Congress also demanded reduction in excise duties on petroleum products imposed by the Centre and the VAT by various state governments.