People want to know from PM about secrets of reform: JD-U

JD(U) today slammed the Manmohan Singh government for the move to free the prices of diesel from government control and wondered what type of reforms the Centre intended to do.

Updated: Jul 02, 2010, 19:42 PM IST

Patna: JD(U) today slammed the Manmohan
Singh government for the move to free the prices of diesel
from government control and wondered what type of reforms the
Centre intended to do.

"According to the PM, the economic reforms can`t be
halted at this stage...it implies that the increase in prices
of petro products is a step in the direction of reforms..."
JD(U) National Spokesperson Shivanand Tiwari said.

"But there is a question raised by the people crying
for an answer...what types of reforms the economist PM
desires to pace up in the wake of price spiral threatening to
take its toll on the people?," he said.

"The people of the country will like to know from the
economist PM the secrets of reforms being pursued," he said.

Tiwari said while there was a claim that the country
had emerged from the slump and the pace of development has
accelerated, according to the UN Food and Agriculture
Organisation around 23 crore people in India have failed to
manage two square meals fully in a day.

The National Family Health Survey reported that 48 per
cent of the children below five years of age have failed to
achieve required growth and 42.5 per cent of them have weights
far less than average they gained as they were not being fed
properly or having "unbalanced food" because of penury, he
said.

"Therefore, the claim of accelerated development is
nothing but eyewash in a country which can`t ensure proper
meal for the children," Tiwari alleged.

He said the Congress now owed an explanation to the
people about the reforms and plight of people, especially
children, because it had ruled the country for 50 long years
out of 63 years since independence.

Tiwari urged to make the Bharat bandh a success.

PTI