Over petro hike, many political parties, some of them supporting UPA, have flayed central government’s decision to go ahead with the rise.
Rapping Congress for the hike, SP General Secretary Amar Singh said that the move is a mockery of ruling party’s slogan of being with the common man.
“The government’s move to hike the prices of petrol and diesel goes against the common man. This makes a mockery of Congress party’s slogan of ‘Congress Ka Hath, Aam Admi ke Saath,” Singh said.
He emphasizes that there is a big difference between what Congress says and does.
Similarly, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that it is an injustice to the poor people of Indian and that the prices of diesel should rather have been decreased.
Attacking the Congress, BJP vice president Venkaiah Naidu described the hike as “betrayal to the common man” and a “mockery of democracy.”
“It’s a mockery of democracy…it’s an insult of Parliament. There is no rationale in increasing the price just before the budget session without having any discussion on it. They should have debated the matter in Parliament and then taken a decision,” Naidu said, adding, “They were talking about common people before election. They have now betrayed them. It’s a betrayal.”
CPM politburo member Brinda Karat said that the government’s move to hike oil prices a day before the budget session shows how seriously the government views Parliament.
“What was the haste for it? Who is benefiting out of it…It’s very wrong. This should be immediately rolled back.” Karat said.