Starting the debate in the Rajya Sabha, Leader of Opposition Ghulam Nabi Azad hit out at the BJP for taking steps, which resulted in increasing inflation. "The whole campaign of BJP was based on price rise. People voted for them and as soon as they came in power, they took steps which caused further price rise," Azad said.

"They used to accuse us of being insensitive to the problems of the poor. In a month and a quarter of the new government, the common man is suffering badly due to price rise," he added.

CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury questioned if the BJP-led NDA government is carrying forward the legacy of UPA regime.

"Is this a relay race that the NDA government is carrying forward UPA's legacy?” he asked.

The BJP, however, blamed the former UPA government for the present situation.

“It is a truth that people are suffering due to price rise. But who is responsible for it? It is a legacy of the UPA government," BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said.


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