DIESEL PRICE hike and the LPG raised prices issue has sparked a controversy and protest against the government from all sides. UPA's ally Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has also not liked the decision, and has asked the government to take it back.
On the other hand, the Opposition party BJP is accusing the government of being influenced by petrol mafias and taking the public's money. The Opposition also said that if the government doesn't reverse the price hike then they would protest. People in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi and other parts of the country are also protesting against the price hike.
Ramesh Biduri, BJP MLA, told NNIS, “The government is spineless and has no plan whatsoever. They have tried their best to keep the poor under their feet and with the latest hike in LPG gas it is more evident. How do you suppose that a lower middle income family would be able to afford a 750 rupees gas cylinder? This move clearly states that the government is not thinking about the common man, and is also direction less in their moves.”
Rajendra Tiwari, another BJP leader mocked the tagline of Congress and said, “BJP would always fight for the common man and it will see to it that the present UPA government roll backs the price hike at the earliest.”
However, calm in the face of the brewing storm over the price hike, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday that the increased prices were in the right direction and that hopefully the economy will be able to recover in the second half of the current fiscal year.
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