Terming the reduction of petrol prices by just Rs 2 as an 'eyewash', Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal today demanded immediate and complete rollback of the steepest ever price hike of this precious commodity by Rs 7.50 per litre.
In a statement, the chief minister said the UPA government had once again stabbed in the back of the common man, for whom it claimed to be the votary for safeguarding his (aam aadami's) rights by not withdrawing the entire hike in the petrol prices.
He said the centre should have gracefully rolled back the complete hike in the petrol prices to win over the confidence of the countrymen, but it never did the same.
He said the real face of the Congress has been unmasked because it was under tremendous pressure of the oil companies for making reckless hikes in the petrol prices at their behest from time to time without taking all the political parties into confidence.
Badal lamented the unfortunate decision of the UPA government taken unilaterally regarding the oil prices, which had blatantly ignored the sentiments of the people.