Kolkata, Sep 13 (IANS) West Bengal Left Front chairman Biman Bose Thursday condemned the union government's decision to hike diesel prices, saying such "anti-people" decisions will have a "disastrous impact" on the daily life of the masses.
"The common people is currently reeling under the pressure of price rise of essentials. This decision of increasing the price rise of diesel by Rs.5 will have a disastrous impact on their daily life," said Bose in a statement.
The government Thursday announced a hike in diesel price by Rs.five a litre and restricted availability of cooking gas cylinders per family to six per year. The decisions come into effect midnight Thursday.
"The decision to entitle 6 gas cylinders per year at a subsidized rate will also have an adverse impact. We condemn such terrible anti-people policies of the centre," said Bose.