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BJP to move EC over Cong's fuel price cut announcement

The BJP termed the Centre's announcement to reduce petrol and diesel prices after the Assembly polls are over as an attempt to woo voters and said it will take up this "violation of model code of conduct" with the Election Commission.

india Updated: Nov 25, 2008 15:11 IST

The BJP on Tuesday termed the Centre's announcement to reduce petrol and diesel prices after the Assembly polls are over as an attempt to woo voters and said it will take up this "violation of model code of conduct" with the Election Commission.

"This is a violation of the model code of conduct aimed at wooing the voters ahead of the assembly elections in many states," senior BJP leader and party's Chief Ministerial candidate in Delhi V K Malhotra told reporters in New Delhi.

Petroleum Minister Murli Deora earlier said the Government will cut petrol and diesel prices after December 24 when the Assembly elections are over.

"The international prices have fallen and there is an expectation that prices need to be reduced. I am also of the opinion that they should be reduced and that will happen after December 24," Deora said.

Asked whether BJP will approach the Election Commission on the issue, Malhotra said the party will file a complaint with the Commission.

"The announcement will certainly benefit the ruling coalition at the Centre and we will file a complaint with the Election Commission," Malhotra said.

However, Malhotra maintained that people in Delhi are fed up with the Congress' "misrule" and stressed that his party will bounce back to power this time after sitting in the opposition for ten years.

"I am confident of getting two-third majority in Delhi as people are fed up with the misrule of the corrupt Congress Government," he added.

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