‘Centre`s policies only increasing people`s woes’

Last Updated: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 18:21

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday hit out at the UPA government for its decision to permit FDI in retail, hike in diesel prices and curtailing sale of subsidised LPG and charged it with having "lost the capacity to take decisions".

"I don`t understand the way which the present Congress-led UPA government at the Centre is functioning as whatever it is doing only adds to the woes of the people," the chief minister told reporters at his residence.

Chouhan said he failed to understand the logic behind the Centre`s move to increase prices of various commodities and asking the states to reduce taxes on them.

"I will never agree to this policy under which the Centre will only raise prices while states would be asked to reduce taxes," he said.

The chief minister also expressed doubts regarding announcement that Congress-ruled states would give nine LPG cylinders each year to consumers. Such a system should not be allowed in a democracy, he said.

Meanwhile, on the MDMK`s protest against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Sanchi tomorrow, he said the state government had not arrested the protesters led by its leader Vaiko, whom he described as his "close friend", but had stopped them from proceeding to Sanchi.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 18:21

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