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Mulayam attacks Pawar for his statement on price rise

india Updated: Jan 11, 2010 22:05 IST

Attacking Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar for his statement on price rise, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav Monday said that if he cannot control price hike, the he should relinquish his post.

"In a democracy if a person fails and is unable to work for the interest of the people, then there is no need for him to continue on a post," Yadav told reporters after inaugurating the Saifai Festival.

"We are not demanding Pawar's resignation, but he himself feels that he is unable to check price hike and neither he has a magic nor he is an astrologer," Yadav said.

The SP chief asked as to who who called Pawar an astrologer.

"We only discussed about the policies to check inflation and told him that Samajwadi's policy on this issue was that of controlling prices," he said.

The SP supremo alleged that not only Pawar, but the entire Cabinet, including the Prime Minister, were equally responsible for price rise.

"When Sharad Pawar is turning out to be incapable, then how come Prime Minister could be termed as able?" he asked.

"I am not an astrologer," Pawar told reporters in the national capital today when asked as to when sugar prices will come down and blamed the Uttar Pradesh government for the spiral.