Mumbai: Calling for a united opposition to demand roll back in petrol price hike, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Thursday asked people to stand together against the government's move.
"Shiv Sena and NDA will start a nationwide movement against this hike. Even a call for Bharat Bandh on the issue will be acceptable," Thackeray said in his party mouthpiece 'Saamana' in Mumbai on on Thursday.
Despite the UPA government hiking petrol prices 16 times in the last three years, people of the country elected the Congress, he said.
"People should now wake up and bury the Congress. All opposition parties should unite and display public angst," Thackeray said.
"The price hike has broken the back of the common man but petrol is filled in cars of Sonia Gandhi and her ministers with government funds. The common man has to buy all things on his own," he mentioned.