Kolkata: The CPI Thursday termed as "disastrous" the decision to hike diesel prices by Rs five per litre and restrict supply of subsidised cooking gas to six cylinders per household in a year.
"It is a disastrous decision. It will increase the cost of production. The diesel price hike by Rs five per litre is unprecedented while the decision on limiting supply of subsidised cooking gas to six cylinders per household in a year is unacceptable. We shall oppose it tooth and nail," CPI MP Gurudas Dasgupta said.
Left Front chairman Biman Bose said the prices of essential commodities were already out of the reach of common people.
"Now the hike in price of diesel will surely set the market on fire," Bose said in a statement.
The decision on LPG was also "anti-people" and would hit the middle class hard, he said while asking the "people to protest."