BJP seeks Dikshit’s resignation over price rise

April 3rd, 2008 - 10:52 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) city unit president Harshvardhan Thursday sought the resignation of Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit for not curbing the prices of essential commodities like pulses, fruits and vegetables. “The Sheila Dikshit-led Congress government has abysmally failed in checking the skyrocketing prices of essential commodities, and must resign by owning moral responsibility,” said Harshvardhan.

Harshvardhan attributed the problem of price rise to the city government’s wrong policies and unwillingness to initiate corrective measures. He was addressing party workers who were protesting against price rise here.

“The city did not witness such a rise in the price of vegetables, edible oils, fruits and pulses in the past 60 years, and the government remains non-serious, which makes the common people’s life difficult,” he said.

“Pulses are being sold at Rs.40 to Rs.60 per kilogram. While mustard oil is being sold for Rs.80-85 per kg, fruits like apples are for Rs.80 a kg. There is no respite in sight for the people,” he said.

Harshvardhan said that his party would continue agitating against price rise, and would expose the government’s inaction.

“The party has planned a series of public meetings to highlight the problem of inflation, and mobilise them against the inactive government,” he added.

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