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Inflation, communal incidents and status of Bihar to be taken up in Parliament: Ali Anwar

Monday, 7 July 2014 - 12:17pm IST | Agency: ANI

Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar on Monday said issues such as inflation, communalism and granting special status to Bihar should be discussed during the Budget Session of Parliament.

Anwar told ANI that, "The biggest issue is inflation, due to which the common man is suffering the most. It was expected to come down, or at least, stay unchanged. But, it has increased drastically. Prices of essential commodities, including onion, salt and even sugar has gone up."

While reflecting on the common man's state of living, Anwar said, "People can no longer enjoy their bed tea in peace. It has started to taste sour due to inflation."

Anwar added, "The panel report, which was given last year was ridiculous. Bureaucrats who make such reports, don't have an idea of ground realities, because food is not available at such lower prices as mentioned."

The party has lined up many issues to be raised during the Budget Session.
"Another issue, Anwar said, to be highlighted is the communal incidents taking place where elections are to be held, especially in Meerut and Muzaffarnagar."

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader O.P. Dhankar on Sunday controversially said his party would get girls from Bihar to ensure that men in Haryana can get married.

Reacting to this, Anwar said, "The BJP leader has insulted the state (Bihar) by making such a statement. The party has now taken up the issue of marriage as well. It has insulted not just women, but the whole of Haryana and Bihar."

Justifying his controversial statement, Dhankar had said yesterday, "I have raised a valid issue. It was not my intention to offend anyone or any culture. If anyone has been hurt, they need to revisit my statement."


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