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NDA to hit the road against price rise
April 22, 2008 18:03 IST
The decision to launch the agitation was taken at a meeting of the NDA chaired by Leader of the Opposition L K Advani. Leaders of Akali Dal, Biju Janata Dal and Shiv Sena attended the meeting. The call for the strike comes at a time when assembly elections are to be held in Karnataka next month.
"Essential services will be exempted from the strike call," BJP Parliamentary party spokesman V K Malhotra said, adding that details were being worked out on who should participate in the agitation.
However, Malhotra sought to downplay Yadav's absence claiming that the JD-U leader had sent his suggestions and an assurance that his party will support any decision taken by the alliance leaders.