Ahmedabad, Apr 21: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader L K Advani has said the Central Government would have to pay a heavy price for rising inflation. "The main issue between NDA and UPA is inflation. The soaring price in the last few days is a betrayal of the people because the government came to power on the ground of giving relief to common man. I am confident that the UPA and the Congress will have to pay a very heavy price for this inflation," said Advani.
Protests have started mounting across the country over the price rise, said to be the highest in more than three years. Inflation rate accelerated to 7.41 per cent last week, but tapered off to 7.14 per cent a couple of days ago. The inflation rate has nearly doubled since December 2007, but the Central Government said that it could bring it down to five per cent within the next two months.