Neo-liberalisation policy responsible for price rise: Bardhan

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 00:41

Patna: CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan
today alleged that "neo liberalisation policy" pursued by the
UPA government was "responsible" for the escalating prices of
essential commodities.

"The so-called neo liberalisation policy pursued by
Manmohan Singh government is responsible for the escalating
prices," Bardhan told reporters here.

Describing price rise as the major issue facing the
country, he alleged that in the present circumstances, food
security was no longer "secure" in hands of the government.

Bardhan also alleged that the manner in which the central
government was functioning, the guaranteed foodgrains were not
being made available to the poor and the prices of foodgrains
which were available in the markets were "unaffordable" for

Lakhs of people had participated in the rally called by
the Left parties in New Delhi on March 12 to protest against
the Centre`s alleged apathy towards controlling the spiralling
prices and ensuring food security, he said.

The CPI leader said the second phase of joint agitation
by the Left parties on these issues would begin from April 8
under which satyagraha and fill-the-jail campaign would be
launched. He claimed that over 25 lakh people will be
participating in the agitation.


First Published: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 - 00:41

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