BJP on Saturday utilised US President George W Bush's remarks blaming India for the spiraling global food prices to attack the Congress-led coalition at the centre over its 'failure' to check rising prices.
"The statement by George Bush fixes into the frame of irrelevancy of the statements of the UPA ministers. It is same like Praful Patel saying that price rise is due to change in food habits," party spokesman Prakash Javadekar told PTI.
With the economy growing, there is bound to be more demand of essential commodities. It is the responsibility of the planners and the government to ensure supply of food and to control prices at the same time, he added.
Bush today joined US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in blaming the rising prosperity of India's huge middle class for the spiraling global food prices.
Prosperity in countries like India is "good" but it triggers increased demand for "better nutrition" which in turn leads to higher food prices, Bush said.