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BJP, Cong equally responsible for fuel price hike: Mayawati

11 September, 2018 4:58 PM
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BJP, Cong equally responsible for fuel price hike: Mayawati

The remarks came a day after the Congress observed a nationwide bandh against fuel prices. The protest was supported by several opposition parties.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday charged the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and opposition Congress with being "equally responsible" for the fuel price hike, saying the two had disregarded the interest of the farmers and the poor.

The BSP chief said while the previous United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime had brought fuel out of government control, the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) continued with the policy.

Mayawati said soon after coming to power in 2014, the NDA had deregulated diesel, which had hurt the interest of the poor.

But they projected it as an economic reform, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister claimed.

Her remarks came a day after the Congress observed a nationwide bandh against fuel prices. The protest was supported by several opposition parties.

Source: moneycontrol.com

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