The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The decision to increase the price of petrol by Rs. 2.52 per litre shows how the UPA government is riding roughshod over the interests of the people. Just a few weeks ago the price of petrol was hiked by Rs. 2.96 per litre. By this hike the price has gone up by over Rs. 5.50 per litre.This cruel blow makes a mockery of all the assurances of the government to take steps to curb price rise. The people of this country will not take such burdens on them quietly.