New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) The BJP today outrightly rejected Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's suggestion that political parties should not politicise inflation.
"Inflation and price rise have hit the commonman very badly.
What for, we are, if we do not highlight the sufferings of the commonman," BJP spokesman Ravi Shankar Prasad said, mocking at the Prime Minister's suggestion in this regard.
Mr Prasad said it was in fact the prime duty of the Opposition to highlight the drawbacks of the government which had utterly failed to check price rise. The common man, particularly, the poor was reeling under the impact of the price rise of essential commodities and the Prime Minister wanted that "we should keep quiet".
Mr Prasad said Mr Singh himself had been the Leader of the Opposition when the NDA was in power. "Had he been not raising such issues at that time?" he asked.
He asserted that the BJP would continue to protest against the price rise and inflation unless the Government took appropriate steps to check the the price rise. "The NDA has already planed a general strike on May 2 across the country to highlight the government's failure to check price rise and wrong economic policies," he said.
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