The State Secretariat of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Himachal Pradesh State Committee has issued the following statement:
By announcing yet another price hike of petrol by Rs. 1.80 per litre, the UPA government has once again displayed its shocking callousness at the plight of the people. On the same day the price hike was announced the food inflation rate touched 12.21 per cent.
The governmentâ€™s deregulation of petrol pricing is responsible for the fuelling of the price hike of essential commodities and inflation. The hoax of the pricing according to the market has been exposed as the international oil prices have fallen considerably in the recent period.
The Party State Committee calls upon all its Party units to protest against this intolerable burden being imposed on the people. United protests should be launched including mass pickettting.
Tikender Singh Panwar