Petrol price raises heat on govt; UPA calls off EGoM on LPG

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New Delhi, Sept 16: The government's decision to hike petrol price by 3.14 per liter, on the pretext to deal growing inflation, drew quick flak from Opposition, it's not something new. However, the interesting part is, UPA key allies, such as DMK, TMC has slammed government over the fuel price rise decision.

While the main Opposition BJP trying to cash in on the issue by trashing political image of the government and demanding an immediate rollback of the increase in price of petrol. Meanwhile, Left parties have termed the UPA government as callous.

"BJP condemns this hike in petrol prices by Rs 3 per litre. We demand a rollback as this measure is against the common man. The UPA allies of Congress should also oppose this hike," party spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

According to the sources, the major UPA ally DMK have unanimously decided to give a miss to Friday's (Sept 16) meeting of Empowered Group of Ministers (EGoM) on LPG. Meanwhile, Trinamool Congress said it will attend the EGoM meet but it will continue to protest the government"s decision as it is against common people. 

While the aam aadmi and political parties fuming over the fuel price hike, the government's decision on rise of LPG price is already in the pipeline. It's pretty clear that it will indeed draw people's anger in a large spectrum. Following the rapid attacks by all the quarters UPA had called off today's (Friday, Sept 16) meeting.

Prime Minister, an economist, Manmohan Singh is already under-attack as DMK and TMC have flayed the government of being insensitive to common people.

"TMC was not kept in loop before this price hike. The prices have been hiked within a short span of time and it is a burden on the common people. We have registered our complaint to the finance minister," TMC leader Mukul Roy was quoted as saying.

Congress-led UPA government which is already reeling under scams and controversies will have to pay a heavy political price, if it fail to curb inflation as soon as possible.

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