The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on December 14, 2010.
THE CPI (M) strongly condemns the sharp increase in petrol price of Rs.2.95 per litre by the oil companies. This is the fifth successive hike since the deregulation of petrol prices. This is a vicious attack on the people who are already suffering from price rise and inflation.
The Congress-led government is responsible for this anti-people measure for having deregulated the prices of petrol.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI (M) calls upon all its units to launch vigorous protests by mobilising the people against this price increase.