BJP to raise farmers issue, price rise in Parliament
New Delhi, May 11: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today decided to raise the issue of farmers suicides, wheat import, price rise of essential commodities and petroleum products in the coming sittings of Parliament on a priority.
Meeting under the chairmanship of senior party leader and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the BJP MPs also decided to oppose any rise in the petroleum products without reducing taxes, which were one of the highest in the world.
He said BJP President Rajnath Singh addressing the MPs, said that the simultaneous Bharat Suraksha Yatra undertaken by him and senior BJP leader L K Advani were a 'success' and the party was able to put forth and communicate the the security concerns dogging the nation and the Indian society very effective manner. The people received the yatras in the right spirit Mr Singh said.
The MPs also observed it was on this day in 1998 the thermo nuclear tests at Pokhran II tests were conducted and expressed happiness that the country had emerged unscathed, braving the sanctions imposed by the world community after the tests.
The meeting also observed two minute silence to mourn the death of BJP General Secretary Pramod Mahajan in tragic circumstances.