Bhopal: Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Monday charged the government with being insensitive to common man`s woes and said the Bharat Bandh to protest fuel price hike was called to "shake the UPA government out of its slumber".
"We gave the call for the Bharat Bandh mainly to shake the UPA government out of its slumber as it appeared bent on increasing the problems of the common man," Swaraj told
She said the prices of petroleum products had been increased twice in the last four months and this had cast a "heavy burden" on housewives as their domestic budgets have
The Leader of Opposition claimed that people in Madhya Pradesh were "so fed up" with rising prices that business establishments remained closed without being asked to do so.
Swaraj said it would be premature to talk of a no-confidence motion against the UPA government at this time, but pointed out that discussions will be held with various
Opposition parties before start of monsoon session of Parliament on July 26.
The Opposition parties will definitely raise the issue of hike in prices of petroleum products vociferously in both Houses of Parliament, she said.