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BJP walks out of LS protesting spiralling prices

india Updated: Apr 21, 2010 12:33 IST

The BJP on Wednesday slammed the government for its "failure" to control inflation and walked out of the Lok Sabha protesting spiralling prices of essential commodities.

Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj led the protest soon after the House met for the day, saying price rise was due to the "weak" policies of the government and not because of any natural calamity.

Referring to the BJP rally against price rise in the national capital today, Swaraj said lakhs of people from far flung areas of the country had come to Delhi to "shake up and wake up the government from its slumber."

The government has been mired in scams and scandals and had no time to control skyrocketing prices, she said leading the walk out by NDA Chairman L K Advani, Deputy Leader of the BJP in the Lok Sabha Gopinath Munde and other party members.

As BJP members shouted slogans against spiralling prices and asked the government to go if it could not check inflation, Speaker Meira Kumar asked them to refrain from sloganeering.