New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Members of opposition parties, including CPI-M and RJD, staged a sit-in outside the Parliament House to protest against soaring prices of essential commodities.
"Under the leadership of Lalu Prasad Yadav, Left Front parties along with Biju Janata Dal, Rashtriya Janata Dal, Telugu Desam, Samajwadi Party and other allies, we all have gathered to express our opposition to the soaring price rise of essential commodities and have demanded to know what the government is doing to control this," said CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury.
"Today the common people are not getting their staple diet of Roti (bread) and Daal (lentil) and the price of the Daal has gone up to rupees 100 for a kilogram," he added.
RJD leader Lalu Prasad Yadav threatened of 'Chakka-jam' (blocking of vehicular traffic) in the entire country if immediate actions were not taken to control rising prices.
"We are warning the government to control the spiralling price rise quickly. The staple diet of lentil has vanished from the plate of the poor. The price of potato is rising. Black marketing is on the increase. We are warning the government to stop the price rise otherwise we will block the roads in the entire country to protest against the increase in prices of essential commodities," Yadav said.
The hike in fuel prices and a delay in monsoons have adversely affected the prices of vegetables and food grains.
This has upset the household budget and people are complaining that most of the food items are now beyond their reach. (ANI)