JD-S, Left to protest price hike on Feb 8
Bangalore: Opposition JD-S along with Left
parties would stage dharna on February eight to protest price
rise and "flawed" policies of the Centre.
JD-S chief H D Deve Gowda told reporters that prices of
essential commodities had risen because of the "flawed
policies" of the UPA government and due to hoarding by vested
He also demanded that the state government take action
against illegal hoarding which had resulted in the situation.
Nagaraj, General Secretary of CPI-M, said the February 8
protest would culminate the next day in New Delhi where a
protest against price rise will be held.
He alleged that futures and forward trading had resulted
in price rise and the food grain availability in the country
had slipped compared to the US and China.
The parties demanded a universal food distribution system
and immediate disbursal of rice and wheat stored in various
godowns and encouraging food production.
It also demanded reduction in tax structure on petroleum
products to ease the inflation situation.
A demonstration would also be held against price rise on
February 23 by trade unions, he said.
On the demand for a JPC probe in the 2G spectrum scam,
Nagaraj said a decision would be taken on February nine.
Gowda said though the JD-S favoured a JPC, it would not
stall proceedings of Parliament during the Budget session.
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