Senior Congress leader and former finance minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday demanded that the central government should immediately reduce the prices of petrol, diesel and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas).
He also urged that the GST (goods and services tax) rates be reduced on an array of goods.
Taking as dig at the Centre, he said that the NDA government has continued to pretend that the concern about price hike is a false concern and if the government ignores the issue, it will go away.
The Congress party condemns the callous negligence of the govt on the issue of price hike, the former finance minister added. Chidambaram also hit out at the government’s Covid-19 vaccination programme, terming its promise of vaccinating all adults by December end as an “empty boast”.
He said the states of Odisha and Delhi are facing vaccine shortage and asked the Union health minister to spell out his plans to ensure regular and uninterrupted supply of vaccines to states.