Kolkata, Feb 6 (PTI) BJP leader Arun Jaitley todaysaid that not only the Prime Minister, but the entire UnionCabinet including its ally Trinamool Congress, were equallyresponsible for the high rate of food inflation.
"Rate of food inflation is much higher now than thatof non-food items and for which not Prime Minister ManmohanSingh alone, his entire Union Cabinet and Mamata Banerjeeare equally responsible", Jaitley told a BJP rally at theongoing ''Navjagaran Rathyatra'' at Habra in adjoining North 24Parganas district.
Claiming that none other than BJP would be able tousher in an era of peace and development in the comingelections in West Bengal, he said all BJP chief ministerswould arrive here on February 15 "to explain to the peoplehow BJP will ensure pace of development in the state if we canwrest power here."
Jaitley said that while the JD(U)-BJP coalitiongovernment had brought about a rapid change in Bihar in lastfive years, "West Bengal projects a grim picture under the34 years of Left Front rule."
He said it was a matter of regret that West Bengal,once industrially prosperous, "lagged much behind" otherstates under CPI(M) rule.