Visakhapatnam, Apr 15, (UNI) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Andhra Pradesh President, Bandaru Dattatreya today criticised the Central and State Governments for an increase in prices of essential commodities, which is posing a burden on the poor and middle-class people in the country.
Talking to newspersons here, he said the Centre's financial policies failed miserably, as they could not control the alarming price rise for the past four years in the country.
Mr Dattatreya charged the Left parties for adopting double-standards, since they refused to extend their support to the BJP for an adjournment motion in the Parliament against price rise.
The BJP leader said the inflation during the NDA regime in 2004 was around 3.8 per cent, which had increased two-fold in the United Progressive Alliance(UPA) Government.
He said during the tenure of the NDA Government three-crore tones of food grains was exported, as there was surplus food grains.
The present Government had created a crisis situation by importing around 70 lakh tones of wheat from Australia and the United States, he added.
The party later staged a rally in the city and handed over a memorandum to the District Collector, Sanjay Kumar.
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