Chidambaram targets Modi govt on price rise.
Congress leader and former Finance minister P Chidambaram Tuesday hit out at the Narendra Modi-led government over the rise in prices of petrol, LPG and pulses, announcing that the Congress Party will raise the issue of inflation in the upcoming Monsoon Session of Parliament.
Accusing the Centre of ‘pretending’ that price rise is a ‘false concern’, Chidambaram expressed worry over the high rate of unemployment and wage cuts in the country. “In such a situation of widespread distress, inflation has broken the back of the people, and we hold the central government under Narendra Modi directly responsible for the high inflation,” he said.
Chidambaram demanded a reduction in fuel prices and GST rates, and a review of the import duties to reduce the “crushing burden of high inflation.”