New Delhi, Jun 27: Congress said on Saturday, Jun 26 that the price hike for fuels was due to compulsions while protests stormed several states in the country. Congress added that no government wants to become unpopular.
"There must have been certain compulsions. No government wants to become unpopular," Janardhan Dwivedi, AICC General Secretary told media. He also said that the council of ministers must have considered all aspects before taking the final decision.
His remarks came soon after JD(U) called up the entire opposition to join hands for a 'Bharat bandh' over the fuel price hike.
Dwivedi said that price rise is hardly a factor in elections as people are more concerned about governance than price rise. Dwivedi added that party rules out the chances for price rise to become an electoral issue in the Bihar Assembly election expected in October-November 2010.