New Delhi: BJP on Thursday alleged that the hike
in petrol prices was yet another act of "midnight deceit" by
the UPA and insisted that the common man would not spare the
dispensation led by the "economist" Prime Minister for its
"This is yet another midnight deceit with the people
of India. The Congress party has unleashed a terror of a
different kind on the common man. While the Congress
completely remains insensitive the Prime Minister and the
government have once again cheated the people," BJP
spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.
He pointed out that this hike of Rs 1.82 per litre of
petrol has come at a time when the country is already reeling
under a whopping food inflation which has remained untamed for
the last three years and overall inflation remains unabated.
"The government cannot be spared anymore and it is
high time to crush their arrogance. The BJP wonders whether
this repeated raising of prices in the last three months by
over Rs 7, is a reaction against the middle class raising a
pitch and a banner of revolt against corruption," Rudy said.
He maintained that these appear to be attempts by the
Congress led government to teach the common man a lesson.
"The BJP is of a firm opinion that the Economist PM
has shamed the nation once again," Rudy said.