The Rangarajan Committee, which has suggested a new benchmark for describing poverty on Monday came under sharp attack from political parties, which said it amounted to "mocking at the poor" and makes neither "common sense" nor "economic sense".
CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta asked the government to revisit the recent decision to hike gas prices.
Former Army chief V K Singh condemned recent police firing on protesting farmers in Maharashtra and demanded that the state take responsibility for the delay in carrying out negotiation of cane price.
Opposition PDP demanded implementation of various recommendations made by the Central government-appointed Rangarajan Committee.
Omar Abdullah said his government would
appeal to the Centre to grant Rs 8,000-crore financial package as advocated by the panel.
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