BJP slams Govt for hike in petrol price
BJP criticised the hike in petrol price and alleged that the "anti aam-admi" government was waiting for the assembly elections to get over to make the announcement.
New Delhi: The BJP on Saturday criticised the
hike in petrol price and alleged that the "anti aam-admi"
government was waiting for the assembly elections to get over
to make the announcement.
"The BJP strongly condemns this increase in price of
petrol. The government which always harps on being with the
`aam admi` (common man) is betraying it. The UPA regime says
it does not control price of petrol but kept a check on it
till the elections," party spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain
He described the price hike a "gift" from the
government after the Congress victory in West Bengal and
Assam. "This is a joke on the people," he said.
The main opposition maintained that the government
could cut down on some of the central taxes to give relief to
"In the last two years, the increase in petrol price
has been by Rs 23 per litre. This government should realise
that when petrol prices go up, then prices of other
commodities also go up," Hussain said.
The BJP will take this issue to the people through
agitation on the streets as well as raise it in Parliament.
"This government has nothing to do with the welfare of
the `aam admi` and is only concerned about votes. Since the
UPA came to power in 2004, petrol prices have increased 19
times. In the last nince months the increase has been done
nine times," Hussain said.