Kolkata, Jan 24 (PTI) The issue of price rise andCentre''s "failure" to curb it would be one of the weapons theruling Left Front in West Bengal would use against TrinamoolCongress, a key ally of the UPA government, ahead of theAssembly polls in the state, a top LF leader said today.
"The Union government is being run by the Congress-ledUPA of which Trinamool Congress is a part. We will mobilisepeople and register protest against the Centre''s failure tocheck spiralling prices of food and other essentialcommodities," Left Front chairman Biman Bose told reportershere after a meeting of the LF committee.The policies of the government itself are responsible forfuelling the price rise, he claimed.
There have been seven rounds of hikes in petrol pricessince June totalling a hefty 20 per cent rise, Bose, also theCPI-M state secretary, said.
He said that as part of the decision taken recently bytop leaders of the nine non-NDA opposition parties, includingthe Left, to jointly stage agitation from February 3-9 againstprice rise, the Front would organise a picket before centralgovernment offices and hold sit-ins, demonstrations andrallies across the state during the period.