Fatehgarh Sahib: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday said any further hike in petrol and diesel prices would lead to more inflation that would break the common man's back.

"If there is any further hike in petrol and diesel prices, this will lead to more inflation and will break the back of the common man," he said.

"The Union government advises the state to reduce VAT on petroleum items whenever the Punjab government asks the Centre to roll back the hike," Badal said.

"This is very unfortunate and clearly shows the Centre’s attitude of running away from responsibilities," he told reporters at Mandi Gobindgarh here.

(Agencies)