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NDA has no right to call Bharat bandh: Lalu

NDA had no right to call Bharat bandh as they were also responsible for price rise of essential commodities, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad claimed on Monday.

patna Updated: Jul 06, 2010 00:30 IST

NDA had no right to call Bharat bandh as they were also responsible for price rise of essential commodities, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad claimed on Monday.

"NDA has no right to give the call for Bharat bandh on the issue of price rise as it was also responsible for the same," he told reporters on the occasion of party's 14th foundation day celebrations in Patna.

The RJD-LJP combine has given a 'Bihar Bandh' call on July 10 to protest rise in the prices of petroleum products and essential commodities.

"RJD-LJP bandh call will have mass support as against the bandh organised by NDA in Bihar with the help of the state machinery," Prasad said.

He also alleged that the Bihar government had failed to take advantage of Centre-sponsored schemes aimed at providing foodgrains to rural people.

"The Nitish Kumar government has failed to take advantage of Centre-sponsored schemes, mainly under public distribution system, to provide sufficient foodgrain to BPL families."

The state government had failed to initiate action against hoarders, black-marketeers, causing artificial crisis of foodgrains and edible oil in the market, he alleged.

Prasad also demanded implementation of Sachar Committee report and Justice Ranganath Mishra Commission recommendations for job reservation of people from minority community.