"Increase in freight charges would jack up the prices of all essential commodities, he added."
Shimla, June 21 - Reminding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of its promise of 'good days', Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday said 'good days are proving to be worse'.
Criticizing the central government for hiking rail passenger fares and freight charges, he said: Not only the prices of all the essential commodities would increase, but the hilly states like Himachal Pradesh would be the worst sufferers.
The chief minister said that such good days would make the people reel under the weight of rising prices.
Increase in freight charges would jack up the prices of all essential commodities, he added.
The NDA government Friday raised the railway passenger fares by 14.2 percent in all classes and freight rates by 6.5 percent effective from June 25, a decision that was strongly slammed by opposition parties who termed the move anti-poor and one that would lead to inflation.