Kolkata, Feb 15 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Tuesday said that the Left parties were equally responsible for the price rise of essential commodities as they were alliance partners in the first term of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government at the centre.
“In 2004, the CPI-M (Communist Party of India-Marxist) and CPI (Communist Party of India) had played a crucial role in the formation of the first term of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. Whenever Congress comes to power, the prices of essentials go up,” senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh said while addressing a rally here.
“If Congress is responsible for the price rise, then CPI-M and CPI are also equally responsible,” he said.
Rajnath Singh also said that wrong economic policies and corruption of the UPA government had contributed to the price rise.
Singh alleged the state’s ruling Marxists were colluding with the Maoists in the early ‘nineties.
“They have earlier supported the MCC (Maoist Communist Centre) and the PWG (People’s War Group) from 1993 to 2001 to have undue benefits during the elections,” said Singh.