Almost all political parties of the country condemned US President George W Bush's remarks on India's prosperity was responsible for more food demand, leading to global food crisis. Bush had reportedly said that prosperity in developing countries like India was 'good' but it has triggered increased demand for 'better nutrition', which in turn has led to increase in demand and rise in food prices.
Indian leaders, particularly the leftists said that they could not deny the fact the food prices are soaring and it is a fact that the world food prices are rising. But they alleged that the real reason was that many countries including US , in their words, are responsible for this trend and they have converted millions of hectares of agricultural land for bio fuel production.
They argue that instead of correcting their mistake, they are blaming India. The need of the hour is to correct the situation, else world would face food crisis and people will die of starvation.