Soaring onion prices left common man ‘tear-eyed’ in BJP rule: Harsh

YB WEB DESK. Dated: 11/9/2019 11:39:24 AM

Jammu, Nov 8 Agitated over the steep price rise of staple vegetables and groceries with rates of onions sky-rocketing to Rs.100 per Kg, a strong battalion of Panther activists along with women folk spearheaded by Harsh Dev Singh Chairman JKNPP staged a strong protest demonstration at Exhibition Ground Jammu today. The infuriated protestors wearing the garlands of onions and tomatoes accused the BJP government for its failure to control inflation which had broken the back of the common masses. They raised slogans of ‘Jab se Modi sarkaar ayee, kamar todh mehangayi layee’, ‘Bahut ho gayee mehangayi ki maar, nahin chahiye Modi sarkaar’, ‘BJP aam admi ki jeb par daaka dalna band karo’, ‘BJP ka ek hi sapna, Ram Ram japna, paraya maal apna’. Addressing the media, Harsh Dev Singh pointed out that there had been a four- fold rise in onion prices during the last three months which had rendered the popular vegetable beyond the reach of a common man. “The astounding rate of onions touching Rs.100 per kg under Saffron rule has left masses ‘tear-eyed’. With LPG already being costlier, the soaring prices of vegetables and groceries has shattered the budget of a common household with housewives left dazed and confused”, Harsh rued. He regretted that inflation had become a benchmark of BJP’s governance and looting people by burning holes in their pockets had always been its motive. India does produce much more onion than it is consumed. The GoI’s decision to ban export of onions has not only affected the foreign trade but left the issue of country’s onion mess unresolved. India’s onion problem is not managing the ‘shortages’ but it is about managing the ‘surplus’ where the BJP has miserably failed, he divulged while cornering the Saffron party.


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