Non-NDA opposition holds rally against price rise

Protesting against price rise, nine non-NDA opposition parties took to the streets here warning the government that the budget session could be stormy as they were going raise it along with issue of corruption.

Updated: Feb 09, 2011, 20:52 PM IST

New Delhi: Protesting against price rise,
nine non-NDA opposition parties today took to the streets here
warning the government that the budget session could be stormy
as they were going raise it along with issue of corruption.

Top leaders of CPI(M), CPI, TDP, AIADMK, JD(S), RSP, RLD,
Forward Bloc and INLD along with hundreds of supporters held a
demonstration at Jantar Mantar as part of their week-long
protest programme against price rise.
Addressing the gathering, CPI(M) General Secretary
Prakash Karat said the nine parties will raise the issue of
price rise and corruption with full force. "These issues will
be raised," he said.

"The Prime Minister has said that price rise will be
reined in by October last year. He then said prices will come
down by December. It did not happen and then the Prime
Minister is saying prices will come down by this March.
"The government has no plans to contain price rise. The
government is coming up with an argument that the rise in
prices is due to they providing higher prices for farmers.
Only big companies are being benefitted," Karat said demanding
a ban on futures trading and strengthening of PDS.

CPI General Secretary A B Bardhan said Congress is now
ashamed of using "Congress ka haath, aam aadmi ke saath"
(Congress is with common man). "Now Congress` `hand` is with
price rise, looters and corrupt people," he said.

JD(S) chief H D Deve Gowda said there was a need for
overthrowing the government which has "failed" to bring the
price rise under control. "They have miserably failed to
address the issue of corruption," he said.

RLD president Ajit Singh said the common people has no
love or affection for the government.

PTI