`Centre`s faulty policy responsible for petro hike`

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday condemned the recent hike in petrol price.

Last Updated: Nov 06, 2011, 18:10 PM IST

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday condemned the recent hike in petrol price and blamed the Centre`s `faulty policy` for the price spiral across the
country.

"Increase in prices of petrol and diesel causes rise in inflation...The price rise has hit hard the common man," he said adding in the neighbouring countries prices of petrol and diesel were comparatively lower than those in India.

"It must be researched why prices of commodities were going up day-by day. How come the prices of petroleum products are being allowed to go up constantly...It is crying for an answer," he said.
Kumar demanded that UPA government rollback the hike in petrol prices and added, "We know a fact that whenever the Congress comes to power, prices go up steadily."

PTI