Price rise akin to Bofors scam
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 18:02
Patna: The skyrocketing prices of essential commodities was 'a major scam' akin to the Bofors deal, BJP General Secretary Anant Kumar claimed on Thursday.

Addressing workers as part of his party's signature campaign and gherao of Parliament against the price rise, Kumar called upon the people to wage a joint struggle for addressing the problem.

The escalating prices have proved that the UPA government, which was 'a government of economists' led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, had failed to arrest it, he said.

Kumar said he would also write to the Prime Minister asking him to change Sharad Pawar Agriculture portfolio to 'minister for cricket' as the price of sugar had touched 'the half century' mark, while prices pulse and edible oils had crossed 'the century mark'.

He claimed that the price rise was totally under control when the NDA led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee was in power.


First Published: Thursday, March 18, 2010, 18:02

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