Cong-NCP failed to control prices, defeat it: Advani to voters

The Congress-NCP government in Maharashtra has cheated people by not controlling the spiralling prices of essential commodities, senior BJP leader L K Advani said here on Saturday.

Updated: Oct 10, 2009, 22:15 PM IST

Kolhapur: The Congress-NCP government in
Maharashtra has cheated people by not controlling the
spiralling prices of essential commodities, senior BJP leader
L K Advani said here on Saturday.

The ruling alliance promised to check price rise within
100 days at the time of last parliamentary elections. But it
"cheated common public by not controlling the prices," Advani
said.
"If this front becomes ruling front in Maharashtra again,
then experience will be the same." Advani said at a public
meeting in Ichalkaranji while campaigning for BJP-Shiv Sena
candidate Suresh Halvankar.

He criticised the state government for price hike of
sugar, pulses and other essential commodities.

"Congress-NCP government failed in solving the problems
of agriculture and farmers, therefore record of suicides of
farmers is increasing day by day in Maharashtra," he said.
"Ten years before, BJP-Sena alliance was in power in
Maharashtra. At that time BJP-Sena government tried to solve
the problems of electricity, water and roads, but after that
Congress-NCP front came to power and ignored these problems.
Now these problems are haunting the people. Voters must
realise it before voting," Advani said.

Advani said that farmers should be given the right to
decide the rate of their lands during acquisition deals for
industrial purposes.

Bureau Report