The BJP on Wednesday termed the steep hike in petrol price as “unreasonable” and warned of a political agitation while seeking its roll-back.

“We condemn the petrol price hike and seek its roll-back.

We will not allow it to happen. A strong democratic agitation is on the cards,” BJP’s spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said.

He said general secretaries of the party will meet to chalk out a roadmap of the agitation against the petrol price hike.

Alleging that the UPA government had “mismanaged” the economy, the party said the petrol price hike will make the life of the common man “miserable”.

“The gross mismanagement of food and general economy by the UPA regime has led to the decline of the rupee,” party’s chief Spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said and added this has led to a rise in prices of petroleum products.

Another BJP spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy charged the Congress-led UPA with being responsible for the hike targeted at hitting the common man. “BJP is not going to accept it lying low,” Mr. Rudy said.

Mr. Prasad said “This whole petrol price hike is clearly unreasonable, arbitrary and will lead to further rise in prices. Life of the common man will become more difficult and miserable.”

He said this price hike “will have a cascading effect and prices are going to go out of control. It is condemnable.”

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