Sunday, July 4, 2010

BJP to organise stir against price rise

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to organise demonstrations in all districts on July 30 in protest against the State and Central governments failure to check prices.

In a political resolution adopted at a two-day meeting of the State council which ended here on Sunday, the party said the financial policies of the Central government and corruption were responsible for the price rise. Kerala would be the worst-affected because it was a consumer State. However, the State government was looking on as people suffered. The public distribution system had failed to help. The State Civil Supplies Corporation and other entries were functioning like commercial entities diverting and misusing supplies and selling for profit, it said.

BJP State president V. Muraleedharan told the media after the meeting that the BJP was sticking to its plan to organise a hartal in the State on Monday as the Centre was not heeding to public protests. The hartal would be not only against hike in prices of petroleum products but also against the policies of the Central government that caused general increase in prices.

A week-long campaign would be organised from July 23 over price rise.

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