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Congress was no better than BJP in checking fuel prices: Mayawati

She termed the government's oil policy irrational and impractical.

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Mayawati, BSP

(BSP) leader on Tuesday slammed the for rising and accused it of being on the same page as the earlier Congress-led

In a statement, the Dalit leader said that the was also pursuing the "anti-people policies" that the (UPA)-II pursued.

The Dalit leader alleged that while people were suffering due to the price rise, leaders were diffident in answering questions on the economic front.

She termed the government's irrational and impractical.

"The have spun out of control and the does not want to upset its industrialist friends," the four-time Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister said, adding that the Union government was doing virtually nothing to control rising prices of petrol and diesel.

She said the and the BJP had both failed in tackling price rise and that the Modi government had no sympathy for the middle class and the poor.

If the central government desired, the could be controlled, the said.

First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 15:28 IST