Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee slams Centre for price rise

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Kolkata, Feb 8 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has slammed Central Government for the price rise.

Addressing a rally here to protest against the rising prices on Sunday, Bhattacharjee said that he had advised the Central Government not try to increase the prices of products since it could result in serious repercussions.

"We have repeatedly said that the agriculture in the country is in critical condition. If the production of the rice and wheat comes down, the price would increase. The ration system can't function. We want ration for every one. We give subsidy at least for rice, wheat, sugar, and edible oils. People can't buy these at the market prices. We told (central government) about our views. It is now up to the government to take decision on it we do not know," said Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee.

Sending out a message to the people that the opposition Trinamool Congress was trying to prevent the Left Front government from carrying out any pro-people programmes, Bhattacharjee said, "We want good panchayats and municipalities to serve the people better."

He also said that some foreign powers have joined hands with forces harbouring vested interests to thwart the ruling CPIM in the state as these forces don't want the CPIM to play a crucial role in Delhi.

He also announced that his government would not surrender to the Maoists who have turned West Midnapore, Purulia and Bankura districts into hugely troubled spots. (ANI)

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