BJP on Wednesday lashed out at the Government for hiking the prices of petroleum products saying a "directionless" UPA has unleashed "economic terror" on the nation.
"This action is disastrous for the economy and all the claims made by the Prime Minister so far on the front on inflation has been proved to be a hoax," BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy said.
He said the Government which has run out of ideas has now unleashed this economic terror on the nation by increasing the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking gas.
"This decision is the last straw for the UPA government and the last nail on the coffin of the common man, whose interests it claim to champion," he added.
The Prime Minister's "shallow" claims of controlling prices have proved to be a hoax and the 'Aam Aadmi' (common man) is its first casualty, he said.
Rudy also ridiculed the Left parties opposition to the petrol price hike, saying the remarks of the Communists are "hypocritical" as they are part and parcel of this decision.