JD(U) stages dharna against price rise

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Samastipur, May 5 (UNI) Protesting against escalating prices of essentials and alleged anti-people policies of the UPA government at the Centre, the JD(U) today staged a dharna before the collectorate here today.

Addressing party workers at the dharna, JD(U) MLA Ashwamedh Devi and former minister Ramchandra Rai here said the Congress-led UPA government was ignoring the interest of the common man. They said the people were facing the pangs of soaring prices as it had become difficult for them to cater to their needs.

''The government had failed to check the rising prices,'' they stated at the meeting.

The leaders exhorted the people to launch mass movement against the escalating prices of essential commodities and alleged that the Central government was trying to ''mislead'' the masses by issuing ''confusing statements'' on the vexed issue.

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