Opposition`s unity can pressure govt on price rise

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the Centre has lost control over escalating prices of essential commodities.

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2011, 12:41 PM IST

Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
on Wednesday said the Centre has lost control over escalating prices
of essential commodities and it is the unity among
opposition parties on the issue that would pressurise the
government to solve the problems.

"There is no control of the government over escalating
prices of essential commodities... the unity among the
opposition parties on the issue in parliament will put the UPA
government under pressure and it will help solve people`s
problems," Kumar told reporters at the state hangar here.

Stating that the opposition had decided to raise the
issue related to price rise in Parliament, Kumar said there
was a good floor coordination established among the opposition
in Parliament.

He alleged that the congress-led government has failed
to rein in skyrocketing prices.

Kumar was replying to questions on the opposition
raising the issue in Parliament.

When his attention was drawn to RJD supremo Lalu
Prasad actively siding with the UPA government, Chief Minister
said Prasad`s RJD was a part of the UPA though the latter had
not been accommodated in the Union Cabinet.

"Lalu ji is with UPA on all occasions as UPA has given
him a big honour by giving its seat in the front row to him
(Lalu) in Lok Sabha," Kumar remarked.

PTI