Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati blamed the UPA government’s “wrong” economic and import policies, aimed at helping capitalists, for the massive rise in prices of essential commodities across the country.
“The Centre should not blame the state governments for the prevailing situation,” she told presspersons here on Thursday, adding that no efforts had been made to control prices.
She said the UPA had reduced fuel prices before the Lok Sabha polls last year but after winning the polls, there was a massive price hike. Similarly, the Centre had allowed rice exports despite the poor paddy crop and now there is a shortage in the Indian market, she said.
On rising sugar prices, Mayawati said that though production was good in the past two years, the Centre did not take measures to create a buffer stock to keep prices under control.