Political parties have launched a protest against the hike of fuel prices. In Vijayawada, both ruling TDP and the Opposition YSRCP have launched their protests in their own ways. TDP Vijayawada Central MLA Bonda Uma has initiated the protest with the help of his party activists. He has fired at the center for adverse effect on the economy after implementing the demonetization and GST. He has alleged that common men have become victims due to fuel price rise. YSRCP leaders have also staged a protest dragging an auto and raising slogans against the center.