Check price rise: CPI

Check price rise: CPI

CPI members participating in the National Council meeting in Bangalore on Monday.  DH  photo

In a resolution passed at its ongoing three-day National Council meeting on Monday, the CPI charged that the Government had no political will to deal with the increasing prices of essential commodities.

“Today, price rise is the most burning issue. The Congress-led government has failed to control prices of essential commodities,” party’s National Secretary D Raja told reporters.
The Left parties, including the CPI and the CPM, have decided to organise parliament ‘chalo’ on March 4, during the budget session of parliament, protesting against rising prices of essential commodities, he said

“The Government earlier attributed the rise in food prices to inflationary trend. But, now, inflation is showing downward trends. Then, why are prices of food items not coming down?” Raja said.

Food Security Bill
The CPI urged the Centre to initiate a nationwide debate before placing the Food Security Bill in the parliament. The bill has several anomalies. Many States are providing foodgrains at Rs 1 to 2 per kg. If the bill is enacted in its present form, the prices of foodgrains will shoot up by Rs 3 to 4 per kg, he said.

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