Commentary: Massive Hike in Price of Petroleum Products in India
Trouble is brewing for India's governing alliance as a recent hike in petroleum prices has opposition parties and members of the ruling coalition up in arms. The Budget Session of parliament, which opened on 10 July, is expected to test Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda's leadership abilities as he tries to keep his unruly band of communists, socialists and free-traders in line.
Jennifer Morrowis a Canadian radio journalist based in New Delhi. She edits a publication on social and current affairs in South Asia, and is a freelance correspondent for the Voice of America.