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 UPA government in India is not learning any lessons from this financial and economic crisis and continues to adhere to neo-liberal policies which are worsening the conditions of the people with relentless prices rise, lack of employment opportunities and rampant corruption.
The rise in petrol prices will further fuel inflation. The people who are suffering from continuous food inflation will be more burdened. There is no transparency in the pricing decision making.