New Delhi: The UPA government has failed
to check the spiralling prices of food items and other
essential commodities as it has "totally surrendered" before
the market forces, the CPI said on Tuesday.
"Onion prices have reached extremely high levels in
all parts of the country. The prices of all food items have
also shown similar increases in the recent past. The price of
milk has also been raised, along with the fuel prices," CPI
national secretary D Raja said here.
"As the prices go higher and higher, the government
stands as a mute spectator, reflecting its helplessness before
the market forces. The government has totally surrendered
before the market forces," he said.
Observing that both Houses of Parliament had adopted
unanimous resolution that the rising prices have had an
adverse impact on the people, Raja said the government needs
to take action to check the spiralling prices.
"Instead it is making excuses that hoarding is the
reason for the high prices of onions. If that is true, then it
should have taken action," he said.
"Government should have also informed Parliament about
what steps it had taken to check prices, but it did not let
the House function by its adamant stand of not accepting the
demand for a joint parliamentary committee enquiry into the 2G
spectrum scam," the CPI leader added.