Jaipur: Blaming the Central government for supporting future trading in commodity exchange market, Janata Dal (United) president and convenor of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Sharad Yadav on Saturday claimed it has escalated price rise.

Speaking to reporters here, Yadav said if the NDA comes to power at the Centre, it will close the commodity exchange.

Terming the United Progressive Alliance –II (UPA-II) as the most corrupt government, he said everyday a new scam is being unearthed.

JD (U) president said, “The country was self-reliant in the matter of food security during the NDA regime. Now the UPA-II is bringing the Food Security Act in Parliament. Due to this, prices of edible oil, pulses and other household articles have been skyrocketing.”

“India imports 80 percent of its petroleum requirements from foreign countries. But the highest tax is levied only in our country which has led to inflation,” he added.

Yadav also blamed the Centre for spending over Rs 72,000 crore on the Commonwealth Games.

Yadav, who is on a two day visit to Jaipur, met independent MP from Dausa Dr Kirori Lal Meena.

JPN/Bureau