Slamming the increase in petrol prices, BJP leader Rajnath Singh on Friday alleged that it was a fallout of the government’s “direction-less” economic policy.

Mr. Singh said that “the repeated increase in prices of petrol and diesel were affecting the middle classes and the lower classes the most. Prices of daily need items would also increase because of the increase in oil prices.

“We have raised the issue of price rise earlier and now also we will raise it inside and outside Parliament,” the BJP leader said.

Criticising the government, Mr. Singh said the “growing disparity (among the rich and the poor) was a major area of concern and was a result of wrong economic policies.”

Corruption was also one of the reasons due to which economic disparity was widening, Mr. Singh said.

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