Political expediency is everything

It is ridiculous for a party's views on the subject of decontrol of petro-product prices to shift depending on whether it is in power or not.

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The history of dismantling of administered price mechanism (APM) in the fuel sector offers an unusual window to the hypocrisy of political parties. Depending on political expediency, each party has both supported and opposed this reform at different points in time. The only significant exception is offered by the left-wing parties, which have never met a control they did not like.

Beginning with the members of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), it can be safely assumed that they currently support the dismantling of the APM. From media reports, there seems no substantive opposition to this move within the UPA.