Left for scrapping petro-product price hike
New Delhi, Jun 25 (PTI) Terming the hike in petro product prices as “a cruel blow” against people, four Left parties today demanded its scrapping and lambasted the government for giving “false arguments” to justify these measures.
“The decision of the UPA government to inflict a steep rise in the prices of petrol, diesel, kerosene and cooking gas is a cruel blow against the people who are already suffering due to the runaway increase in the prices of food and essential commodities,” the CPI(M), CPI, RSP and Forward Bloc said in a joint statement here.
The Congress-led government, they said, had shown its “callous and anti-people” character as the decision had come when food inflation rate was around 17 per cent and general inflation rate reached double digit. “India has the dubious distinction of having the highest rate of consumer price inflation in the world.