Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi on Wednesday wrote another letter to Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh, protesting 20 per cent hike in rail freight rates.
In the last two weeks, Modi has written four letters to
the PM, opposing various central policies/decisions.
In today`s letter, Modi said that the decision to
increase railway fright rate, which the Centre took by
"bypassing the Parliament", should be withdrawn.
"When the Parliament is going to meet in few days and
almost a week is left to the railway budget, the Centre has
taken this step, by-passing the Parliament, which is anti-poor
"Were you just waiting for completion of elections of
five states to implement this decision, which will impact the
lives of people all over the nation?" said the letter.
"This decision will impact people all over India as it
would fuel inflation because railway is used for ferrying of
coal, fertiliser, food grains and other essential items," Modi
"People of this country are suffering as your government
is not taking any steps to control price rise, and on top of
that this increase in railway fright will bring additional