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BJP to submit 100 million signatures against inflation

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Saturday said it will submit 100 million signatures against price rise to President Pratibha Patil July 29 during the monsoon session of parliament.

BJP national general secretary Vijay Goel said in a statement released here that the campaign is an effort to expose the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for being undeterred by public opinion after the nationwide shutdown against price rise July 5.

‘Ten crore people have come forward and put their signature on this campaign, protesting price rise,’ he added.

Goel said the people of India are reeling under price hike as Congress continues undeterred to ignore the common man on whose votes they came to power.

Once again criticising the ‘economist prime minister’, Goel said: ‘It is shocking that during the administration of an economist prime minister, the country is suffering from high inflation and he is completely silent on the issue.’

‘The BJP demands Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to break his silence and tell people what steps he and his government are taking to curb price rise. Or are these assurances just a hoax,’ he said.

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