Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on February 21 expressed concern over increase in the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas, and urged the government to take cognisance of it and find a solution.
In a Hindi tweet, Ms. Mayawati said, “The prices of essential items like petrol, diesel and cooking gas [LPG] are increasing in an uncontrolled manner after government control over the prices were removed. It has created problems everywhere, and lives of the people are affected. The government should take cognisance of the seriousness of the situation and find a solution.”
“The increase in additional taxes, especially on petrol and diesel, by the Centre and States is resulting in sky-rocketing prices, and the burden is increasing almost everyday on crores of poor and unemployed people. Has the Constitution ensured such a welfare state principle,” she said in another tweet.
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