"The BJP's assessment of Manmohan Singh being the weakest
Prime Minister will come true if he rolls back the hike in
petrol prices," BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.
He said since the UPA government appeared to be unfazed
to criticism by allies on the matter which would burn holes in
consumers' pockets, "it is high time they should withdraw
support (to the UPA) to prove they are pro-people".
On allegations levelled by an IPS officer about
corruption in the fire department in Uttar Pradesh, Naqvi said
"instead of looking into this, he has been sent to a trauma
Political pressure to roll back the latest fuel price
hike is mounting, including from within the ruling UPA
coalition, with the Trinamool Congress holding out a veiled
threat to pull out of the coalition if the measure was not
Rampur: Amid UPA's ally Trinamool
Congress' veiled threat to pull out of the government over
recent petrol price hike, BJP on Sunday said if Manmohan Singh
rolls back the hike under pressure, the party's assessment of
him being the weakest Prime Minister will become true.
First Published: Sunday, November 06, 2011, 20:08