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The Aam Aadmi Party attacked the Narendra Modi Sarkar over the rising prices of essential commodities

By on July 2, 2014

The Aam Aadmi Party attacked the Narendra Modi Sarkar for the inflation and hardship faced by the ‘Aam Aadmi’ due to rising prices of essential commodities.

“Narendra Modi led NDA government’s recent decisions indicate that inflation and hardship faced by the common man due to rising prices of essential commodities is missing from its agenda. Instead of taking immediate steps to curb inflation, the government has added to common man’s misery by first increasing rail fares and increasing import duty on sugar leading to price rise and then hiking LPG price by 16.5 rupees. Price of petrol has also gone up,” the party statement said.

“It’s shocking to see that Narendra Modi led BJP, which won the Lok Sabha elections on the plank of curbing inflation, has shown complete indifference to the rising prices of essential commodities including vegetables and sugar, and has done nothing but lip service to contain rising prices,” the party said.

The AAP asked Narendra Modi Sarkar that what necessary steps it has taken to curb inflation.

“The Aam Aadmi Party wants to remind Prime Minister Narendra Modi that his party in its manifesto had promised, “Our immediate task will be to rein in inflation.” The Aam Aadmi Party wants to ask the government what immediate steps it has taken so far to tackle price rise and food inflation. The BJP manifesto had also said that a group of Chief Ministers headed by the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had given a report to the centre in March 2011 detailing what steps could be taken to contain inflation, but the report was not acted upon by the UPA government. This report is now gathering dust in Mr. Modi’s office. If he thinks that his recommendations had some substance, it’s time for him to implement the same,” the AAP statement said.

“A simple observation of the retail and wholesale market shows that there is no serious supply constraint in case of onions. It’s only price manipulation by the middlemen which is causing steep rise in onion prices. Instead of importing onions to ease supply, dealing with hoarders with an iron hand would have yielded results and also would have saved precious foreign currency. But for that the government will have to crack the whip on hoarders and go beyond issuing customary advisories to state governments,” the party said.

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