Buddhadeb slams Congress-led UPA for price riseBy IANS
Sunday, November 21, 2010
KOLKATA - West Bengal Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Sunday attacked the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government at the centre for being unable to control the prices of essential commodities.
“The prices of essential commodities have gone up like anything. The common people and the poor are having a tough time. But the Congress-led government is not willing to provide the essential commodities at a subsidised rate. We go to attend meetings in Delhi but these meetings yield no results,” Bhattacharjee said while addressing a Left Front meeting in North 24 Paraganas district.
“We have requested the central government to provide a few essentials commodities at a subsidised rate, but they are yet to lend their ears. We have asked for their help. They are not willing to spend money on it,” said Bhattacharjee, accusing the Congress of being only interested in making the rich richer by neglecting the improvement of the condition of the poor people of the country.
Bhattacharjee even took a dig at Trinamool Congress chief and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee for inaugurating various railway projects without taking proper care of passenger security and service.
“Everyday new trains are being inaugurated, new railway lines are being announced, but the needs of the railway passengers are not being addressed. The passengers want security while traveling on railways and good service. But they are not getting them,” said Bhattacharjee.