Press Statement
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Price Rise of Petrol Condemned
The CPI(M) strongly condemns the increase in the price of petrol by Rs. 3.14 per litre. This third increase in the price of petrol this year comes at a time when inflation is touching double digits and the people have no respite from the price rise of essential commodities. This callous move will only have a cascading effect on inflation and price rise.
The people of the country can see that the Congress-led government is itself responsible for stoking price rise and inflation by such measures.   The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands cancellation of this price rise and restoring the administrative regulation of pricing of petrol.

The Polit Bureau calls upon all its Party units to mobilise the people to protest against this step.