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Lalu also responsible for petro hikes: Modi

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi accused Railway Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad of being part of the UPA government's decision on the unprecedented rise in the prices of petro products.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Patna
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2008 06:13 PM IST

Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Sunday accused Railway Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad of being part of the UPA government's decision on the unprecedented rise in the prices of petro products.

Modi further alleged that Prasad had used his position for the sake of personal interests and never bothered for the people's of the country, including Bihar.

"The weak financial management and shortsightedness on the decisions on economic affairs by the UPA government led by Manmohan Singh led to skyrocketing prices of essential commodities," Modi said in a press statement.

"Bihar's NDA Government has tried to control the situation by way of reducing sale taxes on petroleum products," Modi said.

Highlighting the measures taken by the state government to help people of the state cope up with the situation, Modi said the state government decided to cut VAT on LPG cylinders by three per cent making them cheaper by Rs ten.

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