Venkaiah Naidu slams UPA over fuel price hike
The BJP would hold a meeting on November 21 in Delhi, to chalk out a strategy for the upcoming Parliament session.
Hyderabad: Criticising the Congress-led union government over the recent hike in petrol prices, senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said his party would take up the issue during the Winter Session of the Parliament.
The former BJP president also called upon the UPA alliance partners to mount pressure on the government, to compel it to roll back the hike.
He was speaking to reporters during a press-conference here.
"The UPA partners cannot escape from owning up the responsibility for the rising fuel and fertiliser prices as well as increasing bank loan and housing loan interest rates. Now, time has come for the alliance partners to prove whether they are with the government that is steeped in corruption or with the people," Naidu said.
He alleged that so far, the UPA government had increased the prices of petroleum products 22 times and that of fertilisers six times.
"Wrong economic policies of the UPA government are causing hardships to people, as prices of all commodities are shooting up. Any further hike in the prices of these items would put additional burden on the common man," Naidu added.
The BJP would hold a meeting on November 21 in Delhi, to chalk out a strategy for the upcoming Parliament session, he added.